Separatists extend Kashmir shutdown call by one more week

Seeking to keep the pot boiling, separatists on Wednesday extended by one more week the shutdown in Kashmir which has already paralysed normal life in the valley over the last past 82 days.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 23:38 PM IST

Srinagar: Seeking to keep the pot boiling, separatists on Wednesday extended by one more week the shutdown in Kashmir which has already paralysed normal life in the valley over the last past 82 days.

"From 6 pm Thursday evening, march one and all from the entire Jammu and Kashmir towards the Lal Chowk, Srinagar," said a statement issued by the separatists who are spearheading the ongoing unrest in the valley.

Kashmir has been in the grip of an unrest since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

As many as 82 persons including two cops have died while several thousand others have been injured in the clashes between protestors and security forces over the past 82 days.