Curfew reimposed in some parts of Kashmir amid fresh clashes

The Indian authorities had relaxed restrictions in the valley merely hours before clashes broke out again. Photograph:( Getty )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 29, 2016, 03.35 AM (IST)

Curfew was reimposed in some parts of Srinagar, summer capital of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, as fresh street protests rocked the city, hours after curbs were lifted from the restive state.

Saraf Kadal and Batamaloo -- areas in Srinagar -- and Budgam have been put on lockdown mode again, according to Indian authorities.

On Monday morning, Indian authorities relaxed restrictions across the Valley except in South Kashmir’s Pulwama and some areas of Old City in Srinagar after 51 days. 

The decision was made in view of improving law and order situation in the last few days.

Security barricades were lifted from civil line areas of Srinagar and around city centre Lal Chowk.  

However, the situation in the city exacerbated after fresh clashes broke out. 

India's northernmost state has been on a boil ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by Indian security forces on July 8.

There were widespread protests across the state in the aftermath of the killing. 

About 70 civilians have been killed and more than 6,000 have been injured as Indian security forces attempted to quell the protests.  


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