Kashmir remains paralysed for 69th day


Srinagar—Heavy deployments of forces were made by authorities on Thursday in Srinagar and other places of the Kashmir Valley where life remained paralysed for the 69th consecutive day.
A senior police official said: “Heavy deployments of police and paramilitary forces have been made in Srinagar and other district headquarters of the valley to maintain law and order today (Thursday)”.
The separatists continued their protest shutdown because of which public transport, main markets and other businesses have remained shut.
All schools, colleges and universities remained closed along with train services between Baramulla town and Jammu’s Bannihal town also suspended.
Broadband Internet facilities remain suspended for the fourth consecutive day in the Valley. Calling was only allowed on BSNL postpaid.
A total of 86 persons were killed and 11,500 injured in the ongoing unrest that started on July 9 a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed.—IANS