Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Kashmir unrest : Shutdown enters the 43rd day

Narada Desk | August 20, 2016 12:42 pm Print
Separatist has called for an "Azadi rally" which would be heading to district headquarters as part of protest
Srinagar: A view of deserted roads of Srinagar as authorities clamp curfew and restrictions amid protest shutdown called by separatists in Srinagar 2016. (Photo: IANS)

As tension remains the J&K following the death of Burhan Wani on July 8, authorities imposed curfew remains in Srinagar and two south Kashmir towns paralysed the state for the 43rd day on Saturday.

Police official said curfew will be in force in all parts Srinagar district, Anantnag town and Pampore town as a precautionary measure and restrictions on the movement of the people were in force in rest of the valley.

Separatist has called for an “Azadi rally”  heading to  district headquarters as part of their protest schedule.

Normal life remained paralysed for the 43rd consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike following Wani’s killing.

Most of the schools, colleges and private offices in the state remained closed.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik headed separatist camp also extended the agitation till August 25.

In the protest related incidents, more than 60 people including two policemen have been killed.