Curfew imposed in Anantnag town after separatists call for protest march

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 12:13 IST
Indian army soldiers stand guard on a street on the outskirts of Srinagar. (REUTERS)

Curfew was on Thursday imposed in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town, while it remained in force in three police station areas of Srinagar city in view of the separatists call for a protest march.

Normal life, meanwhile, remained affected in the Valley for the 76th straight day.

Curfew has been imposed in Anantnag town in view of the separatists call for a march to the district. The curbs also remain in force in three police station areas of downtown (interior city), a police official said.

He said the three police station areas of the summer capital where the curfew was in force are Nowhatta, M R Gunj and Khanyar.

The official said restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 CrPc continued to remain in force in the Valley.

The separatists have called for a march to Anantnag and Srinagar uptown areas.

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The separatists, who are spearheading the current agitation in the Valley, have extended the protest programme till September 29. They have announced periodic relaxation in the strike on some days.

Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps continued to remain shut in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley, while public transport was off the roads.

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions also continued to remain shut.

Mobile Internet services also remained suspended, while the outgoing calls on prepaid numbers continued to remain barred across the Valley.

As many as 81 people, including two cops, have been killed in the unrest that broke out a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir on July 8.

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