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Curfew continues in violence-torn Kashmir

Defying curfew and restriction, an unruly mob on Monday torched an irrigation department office in Anantnag town
Kashmir Valley, Curfew

In the aftermath of yesterday’s violent protests that broke out in Anantnag town, the authorities on Tuesday continued imposition of curfew and restriction in Kashmir valley to curb any untoward incidents in the violence-torn state.

Official said curfew would continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while restrictions would remain in force in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Kupwara.

Defying curfew and restriction, an unruly mob on Monday torched an irrigation department office in Anantnag town.

Clashes continued in south Kashmir areas as people tried to march to Anantnag town in response to the separatist called protest march on Monday.

Clashes also occurred in old city areas of Srinagar after the authorities arrested separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani.

Both Mirwaiz and Geelani tried to defy house arrest.

The two senior leaders were later returned to their residences where they continued to remain under house arrest.

No educational institute is currently functioning in the Valley although the summer vacations officially ended on Sunday.

Train services between Baramulla and Jammu’s Bannihal town remained suspended since July 9, a day after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight.

So far, 49 people, including 47 civilians and two policemen, have been killed in the unrest following Wani’s killing.

-IANS

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