Kashmir unrest: Minister says children are the worst sufferers as curfew enters 44th day

Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 44th consecutive day

IANS August 21, 2016 11:05:12 IST
Kashmir unrest: Minister says children are the worst sufferers as curfew enters 44th day

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 44th consecutive day.

Kashmir unrest Minister says children are the worst sufferers as curfew enters 44th day

Representational image. PTI

"Curfew will continue in old city areas of Srinagar city and restrictions will remain in force in other parts," a senior police official told IANS here.

Life across Kashmir remain paralysed since curfew and protest shutdown called by the separatists started here on 9 July.

A total of 67 people have been killed and 5,000 others injured in the ongoing unrest that has shut schools, businesses and public transport across the Valley.

State education minister, Naeem Akhtar on Sunday said the worst sufferers of the present unrest were children.

"Time has come when parents will have to choose between agitation and education", Akhtar said.

Meanwhile, all oil tanker operators and truckers' association has decided to stop carrying supplies to the Valley for fear of being attacked by mobs.

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