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Kashmir unrest: Barring Anantnag, curfew lifted from all parts; schools remain shut

Cellphone services and train services remained suspended in Kashmir for the 18th day.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
July 26, 2016 11:57:01 am
kashmir, kashmir curfew, kashmir curfew lifted, kashmir news, kashmir protests, kashmir protest news, kashmir curfew ends, india news During curfew in Srinagar. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

Curfew was Tuesday lifted from all parts of Kashmir, except Anantnag town, after 17 days of unrest in the Valley in which 47 persons were killed and 5500 others injured in clashes following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

“Curfew has been lifted from all parts of Kashmir except Anantnag town, today,” a police official said. The official said there is no curfew or restrictions on the movement of the people in the district.”However, in other parts of the Valley, restrictions on assembly of four or more people will continue to maintain law and order,” he added.

Curfew was imposed across Kashmir on July 9, a day after killing of Wani, as a precautionary measure. However, violent clashes between protestors and security forces saw 47 persons, including two policemen, killed while 5500 others were injured.

Cellphone services and train services remained suspended for the 18th day along with schools, colleges and other educational institutions also remained closed due to a strike called by the separatist groups.

The separatist camp, which is spearheading the protests against civilian killings, has already announced a relaxation in the strike from 2 PM onwards Tuesday. However, they have called for three days of shutdown from tomorrow to July 29. The separatist groups have also called for a march to Kulgam Wednesday.

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