Curfew remained in force for the tenth consecutive day in the Kashmir Valley. Normal life remained paralysed in the wake of deadly clashes that have rocked the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani ago leaving 41 dead and over 3,160 injured.
Two persons were also injured in security forces action when a mob pelted stones in Eidgah area of the city.
A total of 20 fresh companies (100 personnel in each) are being rushed to the Valley which will be in addition to 2,800 CRPF personnel who were sent to assist the state police last week, senior officials said.
“Some of the fresh units will exclusively render the task of road opening parties in order to secure the movement of security forces convoys,” the officials said.
According to an official, security forces have been instructed to allow movement of patients along with their attendants.
All vernacular and English dailies suspended publication for the second day on July 17.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday listed six confidence building measures that the Centre should take for return of peace to Kashmir.
The measures include rapid “demilitarization” process of population centers and repeal of “draconian” laws like AFSPA and Public Safety Act.