Amid simmering tension in the Kashmir Valley after the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, curfew-like restrictions have been re-imposed in the Valley by the authorities to prevent further protests called by separatists in Srinagar.
“Curfew and restrictions have been imposed in many parts of the Valley including Srinagar city,” a senior police official told IANS.
“People are advised to cooperate with the administration to prevent anti-social elements from causing trouble.”
Life across the Valley remained paralysed for the 21st day as the separatists extended their protest shutdown till July 31.
Separatists have, however, said people should engage in activities like shopping for few hours after 7 p.m. during this period.
On Wednesday, curfew was only imposed in three south Kashmir districts including Anantnag.
In Srinagar, some semblance of normal life could be seen as private transportation and pedestrian movements were witnessed in many areas.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the security forces had no knowledge about Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani’s presence inside the house in Bsmdoora village of Anantnag district where he was killed on July 8.
Fifty people including 48 civilians and two policemen have died as a result of the protests since July 9.
(With inputs from IANS)