Kashmir unrest: Death toll rises to 49 as curfew continues in Valley

  • PTI, Agency, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jul 31, 2016 16:27 IST
A paramilitary trooper stands guard during a curfew continued across large parts of Kashmir for the 23rd consecutive day in Srinagar on July 31, 2016. (AFP Photo)

The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir on Sunday rose to 49 as one of the injured persons succumbed at a hospital in Srinagar even as restrictions continued in the Valley as a precautionary measure.

Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, who was injured during clashes in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on July 23, succumbed at SKIMS Hospital Soura this morning, a police official said.

Dar had suffered critical injuries during clashes that erupted a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

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Curfew remained in force in five police station areas of the summer capital, Anantnag town, Pulwama town, parts of Baramulla town and Shopian town as restrictions on assembly of four or more people continued throughout Kashmir.

“Curfew is in place only in five police station areas of Srinagar city -- Nowhatta, Khanyar, Batamaloo, Safakadal and Maharajgunj,” the official said.

Mobile internet services continued to remain snapped in the Valley where the postpaid mobile telephony services have been restored across all networks.

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The incoming facility on prepaid connections has also been restored, but the outgoing calls are barred on such numbers.

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed elsewhere in the Valley for the 23rd consecutive day on Sunday in view of the strike call given by the separatist camp.

The separatist camp has extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till August 5, calling for a march to the Hazratbal shrine on Friday.

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