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Kashmir unrest: Death rises to 49 as curfew continues

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 July 2016, 16:26 IST

The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir rose to 49 on 30 July as one of the injured persons succumbed at a hospital in Soura even as curfew in some parts and restrictions in rest of the Valley continued as a precautionary measure.

Ishfaq Ahmad Dar (17), who was injured during clashes in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on 23 July, succumbed at SKIMS Hospital Soura on 30 July, a police official said.

Dar suffered critical injuries during clashes that erupted a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on 8 July. Curfew remained in force in five police station areas of the summer capital, Anantnag town, Pulwama town, parts of Baramulla town and Shopian town as restrictions on assembly of four or more people continued in entire Kashmir.

"Curfew is in place only in five police station areas of Srinagar city - Nowhatta, Khanyar, Batamaloo, Safakadal and Maharajgunj," he said.

Mobile Internet services remain suspended while postpaid mobile telephony services have been restored across all networks. The incoming facility on prepaid connections has also been restored, but the outgoing calls are barred on such numbers.

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed elsewhere in the Valley for the 23rd consecutive day, on 31 July, in view of the strike call given by the separatist camp.

The separatist camp has extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till August 5, calling for march to Hazratbal shrine on Friday.


First published: 31 July 2016, 16:26 IST