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Kashmir unrest: Curfew continues in Valley for 15th consecutive day

Updated: Jul 23, 2016 11:07 IST      
Kashmir unrest: Curfew continues in Valley for 15th consecutive day

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), July 23 (ANI): The curfew and restriction remained in force across Kashmir for 15th consecutive day in view of continuous shut down call by separatists and prevailing law and order situation.

The violence started on July 9, a day after Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed in a gunfight with security forces.

The civilian death toll since that day stands at around 46 with one policeman also dead.

In view, of separatists' call to hold a peaceful protest after Friday congregational prayers, strict restriction on the movement and assembly of people will remain in force across the Kashmir valley.

The police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir today to take stock of the situation in the state.

An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was held in Srinagar earlier on Thursday to review the situation in the valley and to find a way to solve the violence. (ANI)

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Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:03 IST     

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Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:54 IST     

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