Curfew continues in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug.2 : Kashmir remained under curfew on Tuesday almost a month after the killing of Hizbul Mijahideen commander Burhan Wani, which triggered the worst outbreak of violence in the Valley in almost six years.

Security forces kept a tight vigil in Srinagar even as markets remained shut and vehicles stayed off the roads.

Kashmir stayed on the boil for days after security forces gunned down 22-year-old Burhan Wani. At least 46 people were killed and more than 5,000 wounded, including security forces, in the violence.

More than 300 people suffered injuries because of pellet guns, including 171 with eye injuries, further fuelling the anger against the forces and the government.

Curfew was lifted for a day on July 26 to allow residents to collect essential commodities. However, it was re-imposed the next day following a protest march called by separatists..

Source: ANI