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Curfew re-imposed in South Kashmir in view of separatists march

Indian police stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Indian police stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Srinagar ( Jammu and Kashmir): Curfew and restrictions were re- imposed in South Kashmir and parts of Srinagar today in view of a march called by the separatists.

As per reports, curfew will remain imposed in Anantnag and Kulgam districts, while restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed in Shopian and Pulwama districts.

Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed to maintain the law and order situation.

Protests erupted yesterday after authorities lifted the curfew from Srinagar, South Kashmir districts and other areas.

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services were restored in the Jammu region yesterday after remaining suspended for 17 days in view of protests in Kashmir valley following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

Fearing a backlash in Jammu region after the start of protests in the valley, the authorities had decided to snap mobile internet services across 10 districts of the region.

Barring BSNL post-paid mobile connections and landlines with broadband connections, the authorities suspended mobile telephony and mobile internet services across the valley following protests.

With communication snapped, Kashmiris outside the state have been expressing concerns over their families’ welfare with some students complaining that they were running out of money. (ANI)

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