Curfew lifted but separatists’ shutdown continues in Kashmir
A day after curfew was imposed in Kashmir, the authorities on Saturday lifted restriction from the entire Valley. It was imposed on Friday to maintain law and order in view of the congregations. Separatists have, however, extended the shutdown till September 16.
A police official said: “Curfew has been lifted from entire Kashmir however, restrictions remain imposed in some area of Srinagar cities- Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Khanyar.”
Unlawful assembly under Section 144 continued to remain in force throughout the Valley, the official added.
Life in the Valley has been affected for 64th consecutive day, with over 70 persons killed and more than thousands injured in clashes in the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing.
On Friday, curfew was imposed in many parts of the Valley, including areas that come under 12 police stations, in view of the apprehensions of law and order problems after congregational prayers.
Educational institutions in the Valley continued to remain closed. Movement of private vehicles and auto-rickshaws was noticed this morning, while some shops selling essentials were also open in some outskirt parts of the Valley.