Curfew was imposed in Harwan area on Saturday in the wake of the death of a teenager in clashes last evening while the curbs continued in some other parts of the summer capital and two towns of Kashmir.

 

"Curfew has been imposed in Harwan area of Srinagar city this morning while it remains in force in five police station areas of the downtown (interior areas) city and Batamaloo," a police official said.

 

A pellet-ridden body of a 15-year-old was found in Harwan area of the city late last night. He was injured in security forces action on protesters during the clashes in the area  on Friday.

 

Life in the violence-hit Valley remained paralysed for the 71st consecutive day due to restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike.


The official said curfew was also enforced in the towns of Badgam in central Kashmir and Pulgam in south.


Restrictions on the assembly of people continued in the rest of the Valley to maintain law and order, he said.


The separatists have extended the protest programme till September 22. They have not announced any relaxation in the strike even in the evening hours.


Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps continued to remain shut while public transport was off the roads.


Schools, colleges and other education institutions also remained closed due to the strike called by the separatist to protest the deaths of civilians.


Mobiles, telephone, except postpaid connections of BSNL, and the internet including broadband service continued to remain snapped across the Valley since 4 PM on September 12.


As many as 81 people including two policemen have been killed in the unrest that broke out a day after Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir on July 8.