Kashmir unrest: Curfew continues as separatists extend protest shut down till 1 September
Authorities on Thursday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 48th consecutive day as the separatists extended the protest shutdown till 1 September
Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 48th consecutive day as the separatists extended the protest shutdown till 1 September.
"Curfew will remain in force in Anantnag, Pulwama and Srinagar districts while restrictions will continue in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam and Badgam districts," a senior police official said.
The death toll rose to 69 after a teenager was killed in clashes with the security forces in Pinglina village of Pulwama district on Wednesday.
Twenty-five people including three police officers were injured when militants who were part of a mob who hurled two grenades at the security forces in Pulwama town.
Union Home Ministe, Rajnath Singh arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday on a two-day visit where he held a security review meeting with top civil, police, paramilitary, intelligence and army officials.
Before leaving for New Delhi later on Thursday, Rajnath Singh is slated to meet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and other local delegations at the Nehru Guest House in Srinagar
Seven militants, including Ansar Ghazwatul Hind chief, killed in two gunfights in Kashmir's Shopian, Pulwama
Incidents such as the February attack and Friday's twin encounters highlight that militancy has now spread all across Kashmir and more youngsters are picking up guns and joining new militant groups
Jammu And Kashmir: Two separate encounters underway between security forces, militants in Shopian, Anantnag districts
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ED summons Mehbooba Mufti's mother Gulshan Nazir in money laundering case; PDP terms it political vendetta
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