Life remain paralyzed as curfew enters 90th day in IHK
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Curfew and restrictions continued for the 90th day across Kashmir on Saturday, as the death toll rose more than 110 in the ongoing unrest.
The Hurriyet leaders have called for a march to the local UN office here tomorrow. The Hurriyet leaders had called for a march in the three districts – Anantnag, Baramulla and Srinagar – of the Valley today.
The Kashmir Valley is facing severe shortage of essential items including food and medicines due to continued curfew imposed by the Indian authorities for the last 90 days following the extrajudicial martyrdom of Burhan Wani.
Shops remain closed while mobile and Internet services continue to be suspended in crisis-hit Valley following massive protests against the killing of Burhan Wani.
The curfew on the 90th consecutive day has resulted in health emergencies with chemists and druggists – in certain areas where they were allowed to open their stores – complaining that they were running out of supplies.
The Valley is on a boil following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8. More than 110 persons and thousands others have been injured in the clashes that began on July 9.
With the three month-long unrest showing no signs of ending, local authorities have warned people against venturing out in the night and have also instructed shops and businesses to remain shut.
Previously, in occupied Kashmir, six civilians including a boy were killed and several others injured due to the firing of Indian forces on peaceful protesters in Srinagar, Budgam and Islamabad districts.
Five protesters were killed after security forces fired on protesters in Beerwah area of Budgam district. Another youth from Anantnag district of South Kashmir died during clashes with the security forces today. Dozens of people have been injured in the protests.