Curfew reimposed on Kashmir
Keeping in view the escalation of pro-freedom protests across Kashmir since last Monday, the J&K government reimposed curfew amid separatist-called shutdown in the Valley on Saturday.
Police said curfew has been imposed on Baramulla, Sopore and Badgam towns in addition to areas falling under Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj police stations in Srinagar city.
The decision, official reports said, was taken keeping in view the escalation of pro-freedom protests across Kashmir since last Monday when the government lifted curfew after 52 consecutive days.
An all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Valley tomorrow to hold talks with various stakeholder and party leaders. Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has asked civilians and trade and business organisations not to meet the delegation.
The delegation will have 28 parliamentarians and senior government officials. The delegation may include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM.
Kashmir is witnessing a mass civil uprising triggered by the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. At least 73 civilians have been killed by forces while over 6,000 civilians have been injured in forces action in last 55 days.