On Friday, curfew was re-imposed in four districts of south Kashmir and Srinagar city, while the authorities clamped restrictions in some other areas of the Valley to thwart a planned march by separatists. “There is curfew in entire south Kashmir and Srinagar, while restrictions have been imposed in north and central Kashmir,” a police official said. He said all the four districts of south Kashmir Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian — were under curfew to maintain law and order.
The official said restrictions were imposed in north Kashmir and some areas of central Kashmir to thwart the march announced by separatists to Jamia Masjid. The separatists had asked the people to reach Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar to pay tributes to the people killed in the recent violence in the Valley. Protests broke out across Kashmir Valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces. In the ensuing clashes between protesters and security forces,more than 60 persons, were killed and 5,500 others were injured.