Kashmir unrest enters 100th day, mobile internet remains suspended

The unrest, which began a day after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8, has left 84 people, including two cops, dead and several thousand injured.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: October 16, 2016 1:05 pm
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The ongoing unrest in Kashmir, triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces, on Sunday completed 100 days even as the Valley remained curfew-free in view of improvement in the situation. The unrest, which began a day after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8, has left 84 people, including two cops, dead and several thousand injured.

The Valley has witnessed continuous shutdown for the past 100 days with periodic relaxation as announced by the separatists who are spearheading the current agitation. The strike has crippled normal life in the Valley as shops, business establishments and petrol pumps have remained closed except for the relaxation period.

The shutdown has affected the education of the children as schools, colleges and other educational institutions have been shut in the Valley. Authorities also imposed curfew and restrictions on most of these 100 days, throwing normal life out of gear in the Valley.

However, there was no curfew anywhere in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said, adding that restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 CrPC were in force throughout the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. He said that there was improvement in the situation with each passing day as more people were defying the Hurriyat-sponsored strike and coming out to carry their day-to-day activities.

There is increased movement of public transport, except buses, on the days when there are no restrictions. Some shops also opened in some areas in the civil lines and outskirts of the city, the official said. He said security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to maintain law and order as also to instill a sense of security among the people so that they can carry out their day to day activities without fear.

The authorities had on Friday night restored outgoing call facility on prepaid mobile phone connections after three months in view of the improving situation. However, mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended across Kashmir.

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    Adrian Akau
    Oct 16, 2016 at 11:17 am
    The harm being done to Kashmir will be hard to undo; peace will not come easily. The number of wounded and killed as compared to the border incidents are much greater. The people of Kashmir are being labeled as rebels, though they say they are seeking freedom. Their lives are being slowly and systematically strangled with regard to their "day by day" activities.
    1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
      Oct 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm
      Good show. Wear the separatists out. Let the common people start hating the separatists who are acting like a stumbling block for their day to day activities. Let the parents of the children come out and protest against these 'fatwas' of separatists. Let them come out and start throwing stones, instead of at security forces, at the separatists.
      1. D
        Oct 16, 2016 at 9:15 am
        stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;'''''''' lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;।।
        1. PALAN GAMAN
          Oct 16, 2016 at 10:27 am
          If Indian government put more finance to improve the infrastructures and help young men and women ,certainly the violences of militants will stop gradually. If we can give millions of dollars as aide to other countries why can we help Kashmire. Kashmire is part of India. Let us develop Kashmire
          1. PALAN GAMAN
            Oct 16, 2016 at 10:34 am
            If people of Kashmir specially the young unemplo ,frustrated people turn towards stan to get trained to bring violence not only in Kashmir but all over India because it is the fault of the government. the routine cause is poor economy, unemployment,social problems and it is not the force as a good reply to bring down the violence but let us meet the young leaders to discuss but a solide financial backing is necessary to help these people. We can still save Kashmir and it is not too late.lt;br/gt;We need tolerance and we have to discuss with all people of Kashmirians .
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