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Curfew reimposed in many parts of Kashmir

Curfew was today reimposed in many  parts of Kashmir including Srinagar as a precautionary  measure ahead of Friday.

Published: 02nd September 2016 12:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2016 12:07 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Curfew was today reimposed in many  parts of Kashmir including Srinagar as a precautionary  measure ahead of Friday prayer congregations even as normal  life remained paralysed in the Valley for the 56th day.       

"Curfew has been imposed in entire Srinagar district and  some other towns of the Valley as a precautionary measure," a  police official said.             

He said other towns where curfew was imposed included  Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla and Pattan. 

"Restrictions on assembly of people have been imposed in  rest of the Valley due to apprehensions of violence after  Friday prayers," the official said.            

Curfew was lifted in most parts of Kashmir from Monday  and it was completely withdrawn two days ago.             

The Valley has been hit by violent protests following the  killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.    

Normal life remained affected due to the separatist  sponsored strike as educational institutions and private  offices were closed while public transport continued to be off  the roads.             

The separatists have extended the shutdown programme till  September 8 and have asked people to occupy the Srinagar  Airport road on September 3 and 4, when Union Home Minister  Rajnath Singh is scheduled to lead an all-party delegation to  the Valley.         

As many as 69 persons including two police personnel,  have been killed and several thousand others injured in the  clashes between protesters and security forces in the Valley  since July 8.

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