Curfew, strike, protests back in Kashmir
It was another day of curfew and restrictions in large parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. The hardline faction of the separatist Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani has asked people to stage sit-ins throughout the Valley and also called for a shutdown. Shops, other businesses, educational institutions, banks, post offices, public and private transport remained suspended in most parts of the Valley, reeling under an unprecedented unrest since June 11 during which 59 people have been killed in security force actions. Contingents of police and central reserve police force (CRPF) moved out in full gear early Wednesday morning disallowing all pedestrian and vehicular movement in Srinagar city.