Though the authorities lifted curfew from all over the Kashmir but the situation is still not normal. At the some places of the valley stone pelters fought with the security forces.
According to a police officer, “Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. Restrictions preventing assembly of five or more persons under section 144 CrPc will remain in force.”
After the security forces in the morning left from the Nowhatta area, youths took to the roads. Security forces hurriedly back to the area and the youths started pelting stones at them.
The same incidents were occurred in the north Kashmir’s Sopore town and Tengpora area. A youth have died in Sopore after fresh clashes between the security forces and protesters.
After the clash, the authorities re-imposed curfew like situations in the old city’s all three police stations. Hundreds of police and CRPF personnel were deployed to control the situation and prevent protests. Police chased them and fired teargas at the protesters. The clashes in various areas continued throughout the day.
For the first time since the killing of Burhan Wani, authorities lifted the curfew from Pulwama town of South Kashmir. According to police, the situation in Pulwama is improving and there was no curfew in any parts of South Kashmir.
But protest started in the several parts of South Kashmir during which a woman was injured.
In the meantime, Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir in a statement said that curfew lifted from the whole valley except two police stations M R Gunj and Nowhatta. The report also said except those few stone pelting incidents the overall situation throughout the Kashmir remained under control and peaceful.
After many days of turbulent period people were seen in the morning buying vegetables, milk and other essentials in Srinagar.
Private transports were seen on the city roads but public transports, main market, educational institutes remained closed. The separatists have called for a continuation of shutdown till Thursday through their weekly protest calendar which they have issuing since the protest has started.
For the 54th consecutive day the train services between Banihal and Baramulla continued to remain interrupted and mobile internet services and prepaid internet services remained blocked to prevent more violence.