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J&K: Two killed as stone-pelting protestors clash with security forces in Budgam

India TV News Desk Srinagar 16 Aug 2016, 11:33:36 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Two youth were killed today in Magam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district after a group of stone-pelting protestors clashed with security forces.

The protestors pelted stones at a CRPF vehicle at Aripathan in Magam area this morning.

In the retaliatory action by the security forces, two youth were killed while many others sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, curfew remained in force in entire Srinagar district and Anantnag town while restrictions were in place in the rest of the Valley as normal life remained paralysed for the 39th consecutive day.

A Police official said curfew and restrictions were imposed to thwart the plans of separatists to organise sit-in protest against the civilian killings at main market places of the Valley.

“Curfew remained in force in entire Srinagar district and Anantnag town in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” the police official said.

Schools, colleges and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off the roads due to the strike called by the separatists. The attendance in government offices was thin.

Internet and mobile services across the Valley remained suspended.

While broadband services were snapped on Saturday evening, the mobile telephony was suspended late in the night on the same day.

Normal life has been affected due to protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

62 persons, including two cops, have been killed and several thousand others have been injured in the clashes that began on July 9.