Day 81: Shutdown, restrictions continue in Kashmir

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Normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir for the consecutive 81st day on Tuesday due to a shutdown called by separatists and restrictions imposed by the authorities.

No area in Kashmir is under curfew today, but restrictions on the assembly of people are in place in many parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure, police said.

He said there has been a considerable improvement in the overall situation in the Valley.

There was no untoward incident yesterday and the situation remained by and large peaceful during the day, the official said.

Shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments remained closed, while public transport remained off the roads.

There was, however, an increase in the movement of cars and auto-rickshaws in and around the city centre in the summer capital Srinagar, with some areas witnessing heavy rush of people.

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions also remained closed across the Valley.

The separatist groups are spearheading the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and have been announcing weekly protest programmes with periodic relaxation on some days.

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