Day 53: Shutdown, Protests Continue in Valley

Day 53:Shutdown,Clashes Continue

A complete shutdown was observed on 53rd consecutive day Tuesday in Kashmir even though the curfew was relaxed for the second consecutive day except few areas. Clashes and protests were reported throughout the day in various places.

BSF withdrawn from valley

BSF withdrawn from valley

 With curfew lifted from all but two police station areas of Kashmir, BSF troops deployed to quell street protests were today withdrawn suddenly and replaced by the CRPF, barely a week after deployment.

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'Children should be in schools, not on streets'

Urging the youth in Kashmir to focus on studies, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the rightful place for our children is in the educational institutions like IITs, IIMs, engineering, medical, dental colleges and not on the streets.

Small group holding majority to ransom:Parrikar

Alleging that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in violence-hit Kashmir, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said that "a small percentage" of people in the Valley are holding the majority to ransom.