10-day curfew cripples life amid media lockdown in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 17: Curfew and a separatist-called shutdown continued for the 10th day on Sunday, crippling normal life across the restive Kashmir Valley with the government ordering schools and colleges to close for one more week amid an information blackout due to a ban on local newspapers.

Police said no fresh violence was reported from the valley which has been battling the deadliest unrest in years triggered by the July 8 killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

“The situation in the valley remained more or less under control,” a police spokesperson told mediapersons.

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Amid the information blackout forced by the government, no newspaper could hit the stands for the second day on Sunday. The government has asked newspaper owners to suspend publications till Tuesday.

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