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Kashmir: Curfew, restrictions enter 31st day with no resolution in sight

For the first time since the ongoing violence started, many senior officials of the district administration said they were not authorised to speak to the media
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Kashmir has been on the boil for over one month now. Life remained paralyzed as the authorities clamped curfew and restriction in parts of Kashmir for the 31st consecutive day.

Curfew remains in the towns of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, and Pulwama. Restrictions continued in old city areas of Srinagar, north Kashmir’s Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara towns, police sources said.

Many senior officials of the district administration said they were not authorised to speak to the media for the first time since the ongoing violence started in the state.

“I am not authorised to speak to the media. You will get the official press release about the situation in the evening,” said a senior district administration official.

Separatists have asked people to block roads leading to the Civil Secretariat in srinagar and other administrative offices.

Education institutions, business establishments, and public transport remained suspended for over a month on Monday.

Separatist leaders have been placed under preventive detention. Although they have somehow been managing to issue weekly protest calendars.

A total of 55 people have died and over 3,000 others, including security personnel, injured in the ongoing unrest that started on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan was killed.

-IANS

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