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Kashmir shut for 83rd consecutive day

Kashmir: There was no curfew anywhere in the Valley, a senior police official said.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Published: September 29, 2016 11:22 am
kashmir, kashmir crisis, kashmir shutdown, kashmir curfew, protests in kashmir, kashmir crisis, kashmir news, india news, indian express news Kashmir: All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities have remained shut since the present unrest began on July 9. (Source: PTI Photo)

The Kashmir Valley on Thursday remained shut for the 83rd consecutive day with heavy security deployment in Srinagar and other parts as the separatists have issued another weekly protest calendar extending the shutdown till October 6.

However, there was no curfew anywhere in the Valley, a senior police official said. Main markets, public transport and other businesses have remained suspended.

All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities have remained shut since the present unrest began on July 9.

Eighty seven civilians have died and nearly 12,000 — including civilians and security forces were injured in clashes during this period.

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    MK Vyas
    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:50 am
    Move these separatist leaders our of K covertly. only solution.
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    1. Ind Ind
      Sep 29, 2016 at 7:41 am
      We all know the root of the problem, but we either do not speak it openly or are scared of admitting it that the root of the problem is religion, which is being exploited by few individual and create an unrest. The problem requires multi-level solution in terms of time and strategy, immediate, short-term and long-term. The immediate strategy should be to find the channel of funding and cut it and make necessary arrest of people involved or who are instigating these unrest. Short-term strategy should be find the main instigator of these on-and-off unrest, there are supporters in both side - in our country and across the border and start understanding their real issue. Take confidence building measure to win people back. Punish the guilty and people who are playing with the sentiment of people. Long-term, start confidence building measure to win people back. Make people understand that our neighbors are no better then us and remove fear from their mind and make them understand that religion cannot be the only criteria for choosing ur allegiance, but it should be based on development, better living standard, better healthcare, better infrastructure, better education, better infrastructure etc. In India no one is forcing u to give up ur religious believes, u may continue to practice ur religion and lead a better life in this country.lt;br/gt;My believe is that most people are supporting these bands due to fear and it is the failure of the administration to be unable to restore peace and remove the fear.
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      1. Anand Ch
        Sep 29, 2016 at 6:36 am
        What is shut ? People are eating that means essentials are moving. All essential supplies are on that means some body is working. What is closed is what is not of interest to people that is educational insutions. They will miss one year which don't think makes any difference to people who are mentally in block.
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        1. Prasanna Rao
          Sep 29, 2016 at 10:17 am
          The headline is misleading and irresponsible.
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            SP
            Sep 29, 2016 at 6:06 am
            Why are separatists allowed to stay in JandK? As long as they are there they will not let peace return. Also whoever instigates violence should be moved out of the state and put in jails outside JandK. These people are abusing democratic and secular environment. Anybody refuses to say he is Indian should not be allowed to stay in India.
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