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Curfew In Force In Srinagar, Normal Life Disrupted In Valley

SRINAGAR, AUG  12 (UNI) :- A security vehicle patrolling during  strict curfew on  Nallamar road  in  down town in Srinagar on Friday. UNI PHOTO-9U
SRINAGAR, AUG 12 (UNI) :- A security vehicle patrolling during strict curfew on Nallamar road in down town in Srinagar on Friday. UNI PHOTO-9U

SRINAGAR: Srinagar remained under curfew today after a teenager was killed by a teargas shell here yesterday, even as normal life in the Valley was paralysed for the 45th day due to restrictions and strike in the wake of violence following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

Curfew continues to be in force in entire Srinagar district as well as in Anantnag town.

Curfew has also been clamped in Khansahib town of Budgam district of central Kashmir as a precautionary measure, a police official said.

He said curfew was lifted from Pampore town today in view of the improving situation.

However, the official said, restrictions on the assembly of four or more people under Section 144 Crpc have been imposed in the town and elsewhere in the Valley where there is no curfew.

This is to maintain law and order, he said.

A youth, Irfan Wani, was killed in downtown area of the city yesterday after he was hit by a tear gar shell.

The official said restrictions around Lal Chowk city centre in the summer capital here, which were imposed on August 14, were also eased out today.

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People with curfew passes are being allowed to move around Lal Chowk, he said.

Over 60 persons, including two cops, have been killed and several thousand others injured in the clashes that began on July 9.

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed for the 45th consecutive day due to curfew.

Shops, private offices, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued to be off roads.The attendance in government offices and banks was also affected.

Mobile Internet also continued to remain suspended in the entire Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles remained barred.

PTI

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