Kashmir shutdown enters 73rd day, restrictions continue

Curfew imposed in South Kashmir’s Shopian town on September 18 to prevent civilians from holding a pro-freedom protest rally called by separatist leaders of Kashmir | Photo: Vikar Syed / JandK Now ©

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Valley on Monday remained shut for the 73rd consecutive day with authorities imposing curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar city, Pulwama and Baramulla districts to prevent separatist called protest rallies.

All educational institutions, main markets, public transport and other businesses have remained suspended. Eighty-nine people — 86 civilians and three policemen — have died since the ongoing unrest began on July 9. Over 11,500 people have also been injured in this period.

On Sunday night, suspected militants snatched four rifles from the residential guards of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district president in Anantnag. Inputs by IANS