Friday, August 19th, 2016

Day 42: No break in Kashmir curfew, Army booked for teacher’s death

Narada Desk | August 19, 2016 10:28 am Print
The police have lodged an FIR against Army personnel for the alleged murder of a teacher, Shabir Ahmad Mongu of Khrew area in Pulwama district
Kashmir Valley, Curfew

Kashmir reels under state-imposed curfew and restrictions on Friday as separatists announced extension of the protest shutdown till August 25.

Life in the state has been paralyzed for 42 continuous days today as government’s imposed curfew and separatist-called shutdown remains in the violence torn-state.

“Curfew shall continue in Anantnag, Magam town and parts of Srinagar city while restrictions shall remain in force at other places,” a senior police official said in Srinagar.

The police have lodged an FIR under Section 302 of criminal procedure code (CrPc) against Army personnel for the alleged murder of a teacher, Shabir Ahmad Mongu of Khrew area in Pulwama district.

Family and villagers alleged that Army personnel ruthlessly beat the teacher to death as they ransacked homes in the area on Thursday.

The death toll has risen to 67 in the ongoing cycle of violence that started here on July 9 after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed.

Meanwhile, Baseer Khan, Kashmir divisional commissioner has scorched rumours that oil companies have stopped supplies of fuels to the Valley.

Khan said the oil companies had issues of security to tankers bringing in supplies and they had been assured adequate security.

All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained closed.

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