Day 45: Curfew,Shutdown Cripple Valley

SRINAGAR:A day after a teenager was killed in clashes with the government forces, authorities decided to continue curfew in the entire Srinagar city on Monday.

 

"Curfew will continue in Srinagar without any relaxation today (Monday)," a police official said here.

 

Restrictions under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) have also been imposed in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Pampore, Badgam, Sopore, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Handwara, Awantipora and Qaimoh towns on Monday to maintain law and order in Kashmir Valley.

 

Irfan Ahmad, 17, from Fateh Kadal area of old Srinagar city was killed during clashes with the security forces in Malarata area on Sunday evening.

 

Ahmad was hit in the chest with a tear smoke shell. According to doctors, he was brought dead in the hospital.

 

Separatists have already extended the ongoing protest shutdown till August 25.

 

The valley has been crippled by officially imposed curfew and separatist called protest shutdown since July 9, a day after the killing of  militant commander, Burhan Wani.

 

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