Kashmir shut for 74th day

Kashmir shut for 74th day

Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley remained shut for the 74th consecutive day on Tuesday with authorities deploying security forces in Srinagar and other districts to maintain law and order.

However, there would be no curfew anywhere, the police said.

A 13-year old girl, Khushboo, died of cardiac arrest in Shopian district on Monday although her death was not connected to the the law and order situation in the area, according to the police.

Two schools were gutted in Shopian and Anantnag districts on Monday.

Police said miscreants torched the schools, while civilians said tear smoke shells fired by the security forces resulted in blaze.

All educational institutions, public transport, main markets and other businesses have remained shut.

Some vehicular movement was, however, visible on roads in uptown Srinagar although inter-district public transport did not operate.

A total of 89 people were killed and over 11,500 injured in the ongoing unrest that started on July 9.

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