Srinagar | July 27 : After a short relaxation in curfew on Tuesday afternoon, the authorities on Wednesday re-imposed curfew in parts of Kashmir including five police station areas of the Srinagar city to thwart a separatist march to Kulgam district even as mobile services were partially restored.
The government seems in no mood to give some relaxing time to people from the curfew. “Curfew has been re-imposed in entire Kulgam district and Anantnag town as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” a police official said.
According to police, the curfew was also imposed in five police station areas of Srinagar city — Khanyar, Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal and Nowhatta — while restrictions were imposed on assembly of four or more persons in jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations.
Restrictions are also in place in remaining districts of the valley. Authorities partially restored mobile telephone services, which were snapped on July 15, at midnight.
“Postpaid mobile connections were restored late last night in view of the improving situation in the Valley,” another official said.
While some prepaid connections were also working but it wasn’t clarified if all connections have been restored.
Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed for the 19th consecutive day today in view of a strike called by the separatist camp, which had called for a march to Kulgam district for paying tribute to those killed in the clashes with security forces.
Schools, colleges and business establishments remained closed while public transport remained off roads. Attendance in government offices was very thin, an official said. While severe restrictions continue to remain in forces, the protesters especially the youth continue with ding-dong battles of stone pelting with forces. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch