Day 113 : Life Continues To Reel Under Shutdown In Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: The 113rd day of Kashmir since the death of Hizb militant Burhan Wani remained largely peaceful even as separatist-backed shutdown paralysed life.

?Curfew was lifted from Srinagar leading to improvement in movement of people and transport in the city here while restrictions on public assembly were in place throughout the Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar, Oct 29 (PTI) Curfew was today lifted from Srinagar leading to improvement in movement of people and transport in the city here while restrictions on public assembly were in place throughout the Kashmir Valley.

Curfew has been lifted from the six police station areas of the city where the curbs were imposed yesterday, a police official said.

He said curfew was imposed on Friday to maintain law and order in the wake of the separatists' call for a march to Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of the city, but was lifted this morning following improvement in the situation.

Authorities had deployed police and paramilitary forces in strength to prevent any untoward incidents from happening. Checkpoints were put up at vulnerable points in Srinagar city, in main towns as also on the roads, lanes and by-lanes connecting different places, police said.

The official said there were no curbs on the movement of people anywhere in Kashmir, but restrictions on the assembly of public under Section 144 CrPc were in place throughout the Valley.

The lifting of the curbs lead to improvement in the movement of people and transport in the city, he said, adding the number of private cars and auto-rickshaws plying in the city was significantly higher today.

Vendors were back on the streets of the city in the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo axis , while many shops were open in the civil lines and the outskirts of Srinagar.

The separatists have been issuing weekly calendars asking people to organise protests of varied nature since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with forces on July 8.

As many as 95 people have been killed and thousands of others injured in the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Around 5000 security forces personnel have also been injured in the clashes.

Over 300 persons have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

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