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Kashmir clashes, Day 3: Death toll climbs to 23, life paralysed

Death Toll In Kashmir Clashes Climbed To 23 After Eight More People, Including One Cop, Lost Their Lives On Sunday, Even As Curfew-like Restrictions Were In Force And Mobile Internet Services Remained Suspended.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 11 Jul 2016, 07:33:10 AM


Death toll in Kashmir clashes climbed to 23 after eight more people, including one cop, lost their lives on Sunday, even as curfew-like restrictions were in force and Mobile internet services remained suspended.

Amarnath Yatra also remained suspended amid claims by authorities to restart is as soon as possible.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also headed Cabinet meeting to express anguish over the situation
and the death of civilians in clashes with security forces in the aftermath of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

The Cabinet has asked Separatists, including Hurriyat Conference, as well as mainstream political parties like National Conference, Congress and CPI(M) to help restore normalcy "if they want peace in the state".

In the national capital, Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high level emergency meet and called J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti ensuring all possible help from the Centre.

The state police also urged protesters not to resort to violence, saying it does not bring the right consequences, and that it would like to avoid the killing of the youth.

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First Published : 11 Jul 2016, 07:31:00 AM