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Kashmir unrest: Curfew like conditions remain clamped

Kashmir unrest: Curfew like conditions remain clamped on second day
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Parts of Kashmir remained under curfew-like restrictions on 15 April. Restrictions remain imposed in Kupwara town, Kralgund, Handwara, Magam and Langate areas of north Kashmir to maintain law and order, a police official said.

Handwara in north Kashmir and neighbourinmg areas remained volatile following the death of three persons during protests against alleged molestation of a girl by a soldier in Handwara town on 12 April.

Another youth was killed in Drugmulla area of Kupwara on 13 April when hit with a tear gas shell during related protests.

Restrictions also continued in some police station areas of Srinagar city where sporadic incidents of stone-pelting were reported through the day yesterday, the official said.

Maharajgunj, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari and Maisuma police areas remain under restrictions.  

Lal Chowk area of Srinagar is out of bounds as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Mobile internet services across Kashmir continued to remain suspended for the second day to curb rumour mongering, the official said.

Though no fresh strikes have been call by any separatist group, but locals have observed spontaneous shutdown in most district headquarters of the Valley, the official said.

He said markets remained closed while most of the public transport was off the roads.


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