Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Kashmir Unrest : Curfew continues for the 51st day, Business loss Rs 7,500 crore

Narada Desk | August 28, 2016 12:41 pm Print
Taking no chances authorities have continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 51st day and no solution in sight at the moment.
Srinagar : Army soldier stands guard near Lal Chowk ,as curfew enters 51st day

Despite the increased political activities and deliberations between political parties in Jammu and Kashmir and the centre’s outreach to bring back normalcy . The valley  continues to remain tense and normalcy is still far away. Taking no chances authorities have continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 51st consecutive day with no sign of impasse being resolved soon.

Police said curfew will remain imposed only in Anantnag town while restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc (criminal procedure code) will continue in the rest of the Valley including Srinagar.

Despite restrictions in Srinagar city, private vehicles and three-wheelers were seen on the roads in city outskirts and vehicular traffic also resumed on many inter-district roads.

Death toll in the ongoing unrest has risen to 71 — 68 civilians and three policemen — while over 11,000 others have been injured since July 9.

Authorities have shifted senior separatist leader, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq to a tourist hut in the high security Cheshma Shahi area of Srinagar where he has been placed under detention.

A senior police officer said the hut was declared as a sub-jail under a notification by the state home department.

The worst hit during the present cycle of violence has been education of children as schools have remained closed.

Businesses have also taken a direct hit, suffering losses of over Rs 7,500 crore.

(Agencies)

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