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Kashmir unrest: Curfew remains in force in parts of Srinagar

Curfew was in force in only three police station areas of Srinagar city in Kashmir on Wednesday, as the curbs were lifted from other parts following improvement in the situation.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2016 14:05 IST
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An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard during a curfew in the Lal Chowk area of central Srinagar in Kashmir.(AFP File Photo)

Curfew was in force in only three police station areas of Srinagar city in Kashmir on Wednesday, as the curbs were lifted from other parts following improvement in the situation.

However, normal life remained affected in the Valley for the 75th consecutive day.

A police official said curfew continued in Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Khanyar police station areas of the summer capital.

The authorities had on Tuesday lifted curfew across Kashmir, except from six police station areas of Srinagar. This morning, the curbs from three areas were lifted.

The official, however, said restrictions on the assembly of people under section 144 CrPC continued to remain in force in the Valley.

The separatists, who are spearheading the current agitation in the Valley, extended the protest programme till September 22. They did not announce any period of relaxation in the strike for the week.

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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 remained shut.

Mobile internet services 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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