Air services to Srinagar to resume today

Srinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): Air services to and from Srinagar will resume on Friday.

Flights to Srinagar had been diverted to the Awantipora airbase since September 3 due to resurfacing work at the only civilian airport, which was expected to be completed by September 15.

Meanwhile, curfew in Kashmir continued for the fifth consecutive day today.

Heavy contingents of police and the CRPF have been deployed across the valley. All main roads have been sealed with barbed wire.

Police and CRPF vehicles have been placed at major entry and exit points.

On Wednesday, three people were killed and 20 others were injured in Mendhar when protests against the Quran burning shown on an Iran news channel turned violent and protesters clashed with the police.

The police had to open fire to control them

The new clashes came two days after 18 protesters against the burning of Quran and a police officer were killed in street battles.

Authorities slapped a round-the-clock curfew in the region and also threatened to shoot violators on sight.

The recent eruption of violence has left the government searching for a new strategy for dealing with the protests.

At least 90 people have died in the last three months. The Kashmir Valley has also been subjected to a series of shutdowns and frequent curfews during this period. (ANI)

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