Kashmir unrest: Curfew continues for 13th consecutive day

| Updated: Jul 21, 2016 15:14 IST

Srinagar, July 21 (ANI): The curfew and restrictions across the Kashmir valley continued for the 13th consecutive day in view of prevailing law and order situation. Heavily armed police and paramilitary forces are deployed across all towns and villages, including Srinagar for maintaining law and order situation. Barring BSNL postpaid telephone and broadband internet services, all private mobile telephone services continue to remain suspended. The mobile, internet and train services continue to remain suspended across valley. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has called an all-party meeting today to discuss the current situation in the valley in the wake of violent protests over the killing Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani. However, the National Conference will not attend the meeting as it feels the meeting would prove to be 'meaningless' unless a credible, effective and humane leadership is re-established in the state. The decision to convene the all-party meet comes days after the killing of Wani in an encounter with security forces earlier on July 8, which led to violent clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies across the valley, leaving as many as 44 persons dead and over 3400 others injured. Meanwhile, the separatists have decided to extend their shutdown call up to July 25 even as the authorities have clamped curfew in certain regions. (ANI)