Curfew extended in four districts of Kashmir valley
In a bid to prevent a separatist-called protest march, the authorities on Monday continued curfew in four south Kashmir districts of the violence-torn state.
Life in Kashmir Valley has been paralysed since July 9 due to imposition of curfew and separatist’s shutdown.
Strict curfew will remain in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts while restrictions will continue in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara, Sopore and Baramulla, the police said.
Separatists called for the protest march in Anantnag district. They have also extended their protest shutdown call till July 29.
All senior separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah, have been either placed under house arrest or taken into preventive custody by the authorities ever since the ongoing unrest started in the Valley on July 9.
Reminiscent of 2010 unrest, separatists have started issuing weekly protest calendars in the Valley.
Meanwhile, another injured youth Sameer Ahmad Wani succumbed to injuries on Sunday evening increasing the death toll to 49.
The summer vacations for schools and colleges in the Valley officially ended on Sunday.
State Education Minister Naeem Akhtar confirmed the end of the vacations.
“It is now for the district administrations of various districts in the Valley to decide which educational institutions should start functioning in their area,” Akhtar said.