Curfew continued in the four volatile south Kashmir districts on Wednesday, while authorities imposed a check on the movement of people and vehicles in the Old City area of the state capital.
Government officials announced on Tuesday a lift on the curfew in the Valley except in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama, where unrest continued in the wake of the July 8 killing of a young militant.
Violence sustained in parts of Srinagar, prompting authorities to clamp curfew-like restrictions in Rajouri Kadal and adjacent areas in old Srinagar city. A 61-year-old man died in Eidgah area on Tuesday after losing control of his two-wheeler during clashes between youths and security forces.
The protests in Srinagar continued despite separatists asking people to resume life for the day. Residents in the summer capital took out a pro-freedom rally in the Old City, triggering clashes with the police.
Authorities lifted curfew 17 days after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was gunned down in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
Telecommunications returned to near-normal on Tuesday after subscribers of private mobile companies got back their cellular network. By night, authorities restored all post-paid mobile services.
Mobile internet services continue to remain suspended.
Separatists called for three days of shutdown from Wednesday. They have urged residents to march towards Kulgam district and Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on Wednesday and Friday respectively.