Restrictions continued in Kashmir with heavy security deployment

Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Authorities on Tuesday continued restrictions in south Kashmir while heavy deployment of security forces was made at other places to maintain law and order in the Valley.

“Restrictions shall remain in force in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns,” a senior police officer told IANS.

“Heavy deployment of security forces has been made in Srinagar city, Badgam, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara and Handwara towns to maintain law and order.”

The officer said bonafide movement of the civilians including office goers, medical emergencies, travellers would not come under restrictions anywhere in the Valley.

Business establishments, markets, public transport, educational institutions and public transport, however, remained suspended for the 32nd consecutive day on Tuesday.

Protesters during the night resorted to heavy stone pelting on vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

The state government has requested the army to secure highways and corridors leading to the Valley to ensure safety of travellers and vehicles.

Train services between Baramulla and Jammu’s Bannihal town have also remained suspended for since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed.

–IANS

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