Restrictions, strike disrupt normal life in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 10: Normal life was hit for the second day today in Kashmir Valley due to curfew-like restrictions and strike following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The restrictions have been imposed in most of Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure.

Restrictions have been imposed in most areas of Srinagar city and four districts of south Kashmir, officials said. They said the decision to impose restrictions was taken to maintain law and order in the Valley.

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Yesterday, the restrictions were imposed only in some parts of Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag districts. Meanwhile, the separatist-sponsored strike, which was extended for two more days yesterday, also affected normal life in the Valley.

Shops, private offices, business establishments and petrol pumps were shut, while government offices and banks witnessed thin attendance, the officials said.

They said public transport was completely off the roads, while cars and auto-rickshaws were seen plying at few places where there were no restrictions.

Educational institutions in the Valley were closed on account of the ongoing summer vacations. The separatist groups yesterday extended the strike to protest the killings of civilians in alleged firing by security forces.

Meanwhile, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have postponed the examinations due to the prevailing situation in the Valley.

"IUST has also postponed all the examinations scheduled for July 11 and 12. New dates will be notified separately," an official of the University said. The Board of School Education (Kashmir division) has postponed the entire Examination of Class 11 regular (term Ist) 2016, a BOSE spokesman said. He said a revised date sheet on this behalf shall be issued later on.

PTI 

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