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Day 35: Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Separatists have called for a complete shutdown till August 18, but asked people to resume normal activities from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for some specified days
Kashmir Curfew

To prevent protests called by separatists, the authorities on Friday imposed curfew and restrictions across Kashmir.

Restriction and curfew will remain in force in all the 10 district headquarters of the Valley in addition to Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore, Trehgam and Qaimoh, the police said.

“These precautionary measures have been taken to maintain law and order in the Valley,” a senior police officer said here.

Separatists again issued a protest calendar on Thursday extending the protest shutdown till August 18.

Separatists have called for a complete shutdown till August 18, but asked people to resume normal activities from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for some specified days.

All senior separatist leaders continue to remain under preventive detention in Srinagar for the last 35 days.

The authorities have also suspended calling faculties on all mobile phones except post paid numbers provided by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Internet facilities on all mobile phones have remained suspended.

So far, 56 people, including 54 civilians and two policemen, have been killed in the ongoing unrest that started on July 9, a day after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed.

-IANS

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