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Curfew continues in Kashmir; Newspapers fail to hit stands in Valley for second day

Curfew Remained In Force In Kashmir And Normal Life Paralysed For The Ninth Day Today In The Wake Of Clashes Following Killing Of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani That Left 39 Persons Dead And Over 3100 Injured. Mobile Services And Newspaper Press Also Continued To Be Suspended In The Region.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jul 2016, 01:42:35 PM
Kashmir unrest continues as curfew and clamp down on mobile, media continues


Curfew remained in force in Kashmir and normal life paralysed for the ninth day today in the wake of clashes following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani that left 39 persons dead and over 3100 injured. Mobile services and newspaper press also continued to be suspended in the region. 

“All 10 districts of Kashmir valley continue to remain under curfew today as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order,” a police official said.

He said the decision to continue the curfew was taken to maintain law and order as one person was killed in fresh violence in Kupwara district yesterday.

While all telephone services to three north Kashmir districts were snapped yesterday, mobile telephone services in the Valley remained suspended to prevent any rumour-mongering.

Only BSNL mobiles are working in the remaining seven districts of the valley.Mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended for the seventh day today while trains are also off the tracks in the Valley as a precautionary measure.

Local newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second consecutive day today in curfew-bound Kashmir after the government’s alleged “clampdown” on the media.

No local paper—English, Urdu as well as Kashmiri—was available as the newspaper owners decided not to publish them after authorities yesterday allegedly raided some media houses and seized their printed copies.

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First Published : 17 Jul 2016, 01:39:00 PM