Security in Kashmir tightens

Restrictions were tightened on Sunday in some parts of Srinagar city of Kashmir Valley following incidents of violence a day earlier, officials said They said restrictions, clamped ahead of the August 5 repeal of the Constitution’s Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, continued in many parts of the Valley for the 14th day.

The curbs were re-imposed in certain areas which witnessed trouble on Saturday after the restrictions were eased in several areas of Srinagar and elsewhere in the valley, the officials said They said protests took place at around a dozen places in which several protesters were injured. However, the exact number of injuries was not available, they added

Government spokesman Rohit Kansal had on Saturday said the restrictions were eased in 35 police station areas of the Valley. However, several places witnessed clashes between groups of youth and security forces, leading to re-imposition of the curbs On Saturday evening, Kansal had said protests took place at six places in the valley in which eight persons suffered injuries.

Landline telephone services have been restored in several areas of the city as the process to bring back more areas on the telecom map was going on, the officials said.