One more civilian died after Army fired on protesters attacking its camp in Sumbal in the wake of the recent killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. The death toll in the ongoing violence has now reached 42 even as curfew continued for the tenth day in the Kashmir Valley.
Earlier on Saturday, an unruly mob torched a police picket in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police opened fire at the mob resulting in the death of a youth.
Meanwhile, all vernacular and English dailies suspended publication for the second day on Sunday. State government officials said newspaper owners were asked to suspend publications till July 19.
Cable television operations were allowed on Saturday evening after remaining suspended for a day. The resumption of cable television operations was allowed after the operators agreed to take off all Pakistani TV channels and two private Indian channels.
Mobile phone internet and call operations remained suspended in south Kashmir areas for the eighth day while the same remained suspended for the second day in central and north Kashmir areas on Sunday.
Mobile phone operations without any internet facility are, however, continuing on post paid mobile phones provided by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
Train services between north Kashmir Baramulla and Bannihal town in the Jammu region also remained suspended. All recruitment interviews scheduled for the next four days have been cancelled by the state public service commission (PSC).
All schools, colleges and universities in the Valley were also shut down.