SRINAGAR: Kashmir clashes continued for over a week, today cable TV services blocked by authorities in the Valley to check spreading of rumours following the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani by security forces on July 8.
The killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, face of new-age militancy in Kashmir, has led to massive protests and unrest in the Valley. At least 36 people have died and over 1,500 were injured in the violence due to Hizbul Mujahideen commander’s death.
- 36 people have died and over 1,500 injured in violence
- Curfew continues for eighth day on Saturday
- Police have seized copies of Kashmir daily ‘Greater Kashmir’
Lockdown and curfew continued in Kashmir Valley for eight day on Saturday. Despite appeals for calm protests, Kashmir clashes took place in several parts of the Valley yesterday.
Two people, one from Kupwara and other from Kulgam, reportedly died on Friday due the injuries they suffered during clashes with the police.
Cellphone and internet services are still disabled in large parts of the Kashmir Valley. All telecom operators had been asked to suspend services in the Valley on Friday.
Meanwhile, police today seized copies of Kashmir’s largest circulated newspaper, ‘Greater Kashmir’ following midnight raids.
“Our office was raided by police, three of our employees were also arrested and 50,000 copies were seized,” said a statement from ‘Greater Kashmir’.