SRINAGAR: For the first time since the current unrest started in the Kashmir Valley on July 9, authorities on Wednesday imposed night curfew in Srinagar district.
A senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar that “night curfew has been imposed in entire Srinagar district. People are advised to remain indoors and not venture out. Also shopkeepers are advised not to open shops during the night”.
Shops in many areas of the town and other districts of the Valley had been functional in the evening.
Top government sources said keeping in view the fact that militants had stepped up attacks on security forces, it has been decided to enforce round-the-clock curfew at many places in the Valley.
“Relaxation in curfew would be decided after reviewing the law and order situation”, the police officer said.
The Kashmir Valley has been extremely tense since government troops killed rebel leader Burhan Wani on July 8.
The death toll in the largest protests in years has now touched at least 65, including two police officers. Thousands more people have been injured.