Curfew is back in IHK as Hurriyet leaders extends protest till Sept 8
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in the Kashmir Valley as Hurriyet leaders extended their protest shutdown till September 8.
The Hurriyet leaders have issued a fresh protest calendar through which they have asked people to continue the shutdown till September 8.
For the last 55 days, life has remained totally paralyzed in the Valley due to curfew and protest shutdown called by the separatists.
Indian authorities had lifted curfew from the entire Valley on Wednesday after 53 days since the unrest started on July 9.
One youth identified as Danish Ahmad, 18, was killed in firing by the security when a mob pelted stones at a passing army convoy in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district on Wednesday.
A day after a teenager was killed in clashes, tension prevailed in Kashmir with authorities sealing roads leading to the Lal Chowk city centre in Srinagar on September 1, in view of separatists’ call to lock down public broadcasting services. Although the entire Kashmir Valley was curfew-free, security forces have imposed restrictions on movement of people at many places in old city.
Security forces have been deployed in strength around the premises of Doordarshan, Radio Kashmir and the state’s Information Department in the wake of the separatists asking people to block all roads near these institutions. The roads leading to them and Lal Chowk have been sealed by placing concertina wires at important intersections.
Educational institutions have remained closed for the last 55 days as shops, markets and public transport have also remained suspended. 71 people have been killed and over 11,000 others injured in the Valley during this period.