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Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir for 51st day

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Srigar, Aug 28: Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 51st consecutive day. Police said curfew will remain imposed only in Antg town while restrictions under section 144 of the CrPc (crimil procedure code) will continue in the rest of the Valley including Srigar. Despite restrictions in Srigar city, private vehicles and three-wheelers were seen on the roads in city outskirts and vehicular traffic also resumed on many inter-district roads. Death toll in the ongoing unrest has risen to 71 — 68 civilians and three policemen — while over 11,000 others have been since July 9. Authorities have shifted senior separatist leader, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq to a tourist hut in the high security Cheshma Shahi area of Srigar where he has been placed under detention.A senior police officer said the hut was declared as a sub-jail under a notification by the state home department. The worst hit during the present cycle of violence has been education of children as schools have remained closed. (IANS)

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