Curfew remains in force in some areas of Srinagar 

Curfew is in force in five police station areas of  downtown city and Batamaloo and Maisuma areas in the uptown.

Published: 24th August 2016 11:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2016 01:04 PM   |  A+A-


SRINAGAR: Curfew remained in force in some  areas of Srinagar and two towns of south Kashmir today, while  restrictions on the assembly of people in rest of the Valley  continued for the 47th consecutive day in the wake of violence  following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.        

Curfew is in force in five police station areas of  downtown city and Batamaloo and Maisuma areas in the uptown,  a police official said.       

He said in south Kashmir, curfew continued in Anantnag  town and was imposed in Pampore town today to maintain law and  order.    

Yesterday, the authorities lifted curfew from most areas  of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in view  of the improving situation.          

The lifting of the curbs allowed movement of people in  the city as there was increased traffic of private cars and  auto-rickshaws in and around Lal Chowk city centre yesterday.    

However, the official said, restrictions on the assembly  of four or more people under Section 144 of the CrPC will  continue in the rest of the Valley to maintain law and order.            

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed for the 47th  consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist  sponsored strike.        

Shops, private offices, educational institutions and  petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued  to be off roads.            

The attendance in government offices and banks was also  affected, the official said.             

Mobile Internet also continued to remain suspended in the  entire Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles  remained barred.    

The separatist camp, which is spearheading the agitation  in the Valley over the civilian killings during the protests  against Wani's killing, has asked people to hold an assessment  drive in all villages and localities today to prepare a list  of the needy.      

As many as 65 persons, including two cops, have been  killed and several thousands injured in the clashes that began  on July 9, a day after Wani was killed in an encounter with  security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag  district.         

The separatist camp, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani,  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, has extended the  agitation till August 25.

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