Curfew, restrictions continue for 44th day in Kashmir

Curfew, restrictions continue for 44th day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 44th consecutive day.

“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 remained paralysed since curfew and protest shutdown called by the separatists started here on July 9.

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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