One killed, cop martyred as J&K observes Eid under curfew

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Srinagar, Sept 13: One person has been killed during clashes with security forces at Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora. Curfew has been imposed in ten districts in the Valley.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is observing Eid under curfew. In another development, police constable Rouf Ahmed who was injured in a gun fight in Nowhatta area on August 15, succumbed to injuries.

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One killed, cop martyred in J&K

The death toll in the Valley has now gone up to 80 since protests began on July 9th after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani. Over 10,000 people have been injured in clashes with security forces.

Curfew was imposed in the Valley after separatists gave calls for protests which included a march to the United Nations office.

As part of the arrangements, the police disallowed Eid congregation in Srinagar and all others major cities and towns to avoid large scale violence. People could offer prayers only in mosques.

In the Valley, the army has been asked to be on standby. Violence prone areas in rural Kashmir are being monitored by a large presence of security personnel.

In addition to this drones and helicopters are also keeping an eye. Warning messages would be sent to the security personnel on the ground in case of assembly of people.

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