Life at standstill as lockdown continues for 51st day in IHK

28 Aug, 2016 12:30 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Curfew and restrictions continued for the 51st day across Kashmir on Sunday, as the death toll rose to more than 70 in the ongoing unrest.

The curfew will remain imposed across the valley while restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc (criminal procedure code) will also continue across the Valley including Srinagar.

The Indian authorities have shifted senior Hurriyet leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq to a hut in the high security Cheshma Shahi area of Srinagar where he has been placed under detention. The hut was declared as a sub-jail under a notification by the Indian state home department.

With the 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.

With these killings, the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 80 in the past 39 days. The intifada was triggered by the extra-judicial killing of the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, on July 8, this year.




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