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    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 115
    BJP 108
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Kashmir situation: Amarnath Yatra resumes; Valley still under curfew

By: | Updated: July 11, 2016 5:39 PM

Normal life continued to remain paralysed for the third consecutive day today in the valley due to curfew-like restrictions and separatists-sponsored strike following the killing of Burhan Wani.

jammu-AP-LMobile telephony has been suspended in the four districts of south Kashmir since Friday evening as violent protests erupted following killing of Wani in an encounter with security forces. (AP)

Curfew continued in parts of the Kashmir Valley on Monday amid fears of more violence where 23 people have been killed in clashes with police and paramilitary forces following the death of senior militant commander Burhan Wani last week.

Mobile telephony has been suspended in the four districts of south Kashmir since Friday evening as violent protests erupted following killing of Wani in an encounter with security forces.

At many places in Srinagar, hundreds of people gathered in mosques located in the interiors of the old city, shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

And for the first time since the late 1980s and mid-1990s when separatist sentiments were at its peak, pro-freedom songs were played on mosque loudspeakers, asking people to join the mass protests.

LIVE UPDATES: 

4.36 pm: Welcome statements of Ghulam Nabi Azad & Salman Khurshid on Burhan Wani are indication of corrective stand on terror and its consequences, says M Venkaiah Naidu

4.26 pm: We are quite confident & competent of finding solutions, NSA Ajit Doval tells PTI regarding situation in Kashmir.

4.12 pm: Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu.

4.01 pm: CPI(M) today urged the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government to call an all-party meeting to discuss efforts to end the “growing strife” in the Valley, which is witnessing protests over the killing of Hizbul poster boy Burhan Wani, and restore peace there.

3.30 pm: Deplorable that excessive & unlawful force was used against the civilians who were protesting against the killing of Burhan Wani, says Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

3.23 pm: All Baba Amarnath Yatra pilgrims from MP are safe. Officials concerned have been asked to constantly monitor situation in Jammu and Kashmir: MP CM

3.18 pm: Dubbing Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s statement that the friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif is causing irreparable damage to the Kashmir cause as ‘immature’, defence expert Rahul Jalali on Monday said that the duo have tried to build better ties.

“I think this is a very immature statement from someone who professes to be the leader of a major political party in Pakistan. Bilawal Bhutto should measure his words… because how will Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif’s friendship damage Kashmir?” Jalali told ANI.

2.52 pm: Eight hundred additional central paramilitary forces are being rushed to Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of continued violent protests across the Valley. The reinforcements will be in addition to 1,200 personnel which were sent to aid the state police on Saturday.

2.46 pm: Two pilgrims died of cardiac arrest during the Amarnath Yatra at Baltal base camp of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, a police official said.

2.30 pm: Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir where clashes between protesters and security personnel following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani left 23 dead and over 250 injured.

2.09 pm: NPP protests against State Govt/BJP demanding security for Amarnath yatris, and against violence in the state.

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1.24 pm: For our part JKNC will play whatever role is required to help normalise situation. But onus lies on state & central governmentsts, says Omar Abdullah.

1.23 pm: All the stranded Yatris at the Base Camps of Baltal and Pahalgam have left for Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police.

1.16 pm: Omar Abdullah tweets, that this vicious cycle of violence would not stop. Only after the lethal use of force ends can we begin to pull the valley back from the abyss. Following that, he further writes:

1.05 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Kashmir situation.

12.44 pm: Pilgrims stranded in Patnitop (Udhampur) after temporary suspension of Amarnath yatra

12.14 pm: For Saeed and Salahuddin, Wani was a ‘martyr’

12.08 pm: Hafeez Saeed warns of large scale Jihad in Kahsmir. He adds, that there will be many more Burhans in the coming time. Indian forces should be evicted from Kashmir in order to restore peace.

Saeed is in PoK to meet Syed Salahuddin at the prayer meet organized for Burhan Wani.

12.06 pm: “The Prime Minister of Pakistan has expressed his deep shock at the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians by the Indian military and paramilitary forces,” Sharif’s office said in the statement.

11.53 am: Security stepped up in many areas of Kashmir

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11.33 am: There can be no compromise on matters relating to national security.Terrorism must be dealt with firmly and forcefully, says Sonia Gandhi

11.32 am: Matter of great anguish that so many innocent lives have been lost these past days in parts of Kashmir Valley: Sonia Gandhi

11.27 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh to chair high level meeting at MHA at 12 pm

11.15 am: “They (Pakistan) should worry (more) about human rights violations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir than Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmir is an internal matter of India,” said Rijiju

11.10 am: Home Ministry is monitoring the situation. Normalcy will be soon be restored: Rijiju

11.06 am: Keeping in view safety of pilgrims, decision of Amarnath Yatra’s temporary suspension was made: Kiren Rijiju,MoS Home Affairs

10.50 am: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has alleged that “Sharif-Modi friendship” is causing irreparable damage to the Kashmir cause.

“While Muslims celebrated Eidul Fitr across the world, our Kashmiri brethren marked the day of festivities amid violence carried out by the Indian army. Scores of people, including women, were injured on a day that was supposed to be an occasion of joy and celebrations. Kashmiri leaders were denied the right to offer Eid prayers and people were traumatised by brutality of Indian army. Such aggression by Indian authorities has exposed the sham democracy prevailing in India,” he added.

10.10 am: Mobile, internet and train services remain suspended

09:48 am: Amarnath Yatra remained suspended from the Jammu base camp for the third consecutive day on Monday

09.45 am: Around 15,000 yatris are waiting in Jammu for their turn to proceed to the Valley so that they can undertake the Yatra.

We will not go back from here, we are here for Baba Barfani, will go sure: Pilgrim from Allahabad at Jammu base camp

09: 40 am: People wait in hope for the Yatra to resume

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09.04 am: Taking a strong exception to Pakistan’s assertion wherein it termed slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, a ‘Kashmiri leader’, Defence expert Qamar Agha on Monday said the hostile neighbour’s statement was baseless and should be condemned.

09.00 am: We are stranded here (Jammu base camp) since 4 days hoping for the clearance to go ahead for Amarnath Yatra: Suman

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08.20 am: Death toll in protests over Wani’s killing rises to 21

08.05 am: Curfew continues to be imposed in Srinagar

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08.40 am: In the wake of protests in the Kashmir valley post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Omar Abdullah has extended his support to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, assuring that his party would contribute towards maintaining peace provided the latter takes the lead.

Kashmir Valley erupted in anger on Saturday after security forces shot dead Burhan Wani, a top leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen, along with two of his associates on Friday. His funeral was attended by thousands.

Strict restrictions on movement of people remain in place in Srinagar and four districts of south Kashmir since Saturday morning.

Educational institutions in the Valley were closed on account of the ongoing summer vacations, while Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have postponed the examinations due to the prevailing situation.

All senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were placed under arrest by the authorities while the state government on Sunday requested them to help normalise the situation.

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