Terrorists dressed in army uniform stormed a police picket guarding a TV tower in Kashmir's Anantnag district and decamped with five service rifles of the policemen posted there, a police official said today.
The situation in Kashmir showed signs of normalcy as more street vendors and transporters defied separatist call for a shutdown and the Sunday market near the Sher-e-Kashmir Park opened today after a gap of more than three months.
Gone are the days when a career in the food industry used to be looked upon with apprehension, as this chef from the Kashmir Valley has been inspiring youngsters to take up the profession at a time when the region is witnessing from massive unemployment.
Curfew has been extended to Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag towns in South Kashmir to thwart separatists' call for fresh protests. Anti-India elements had called for a march after Friday prayers in the Old City area of Srinagar. Meanwhile restrictions on assembly of people remained in effect rest of Kashmir Valley for the 49th consecutive day.
Curfew and other restrictions continued in Kashmir as authorities today stepped up security in view of a march called by separatists to Anantnag district, which has seen the highest number of deaths during the unrest in the Valley.
CBSE today said the Jammu and Kashmir government has agreed to provide all necessary support for conducting the NEET-II examination on July 24 in Srinagar, where curfew has been imposed in the wake of violence following killing of a terrorist leader.
A mob in south Kashmir's Kulgam district took a police officer hostage, demanding the release of youth arrested on charges of stone pelting following the killing of the top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
With violence over a guerilla leader's killing continuing in Kashmir, Tata Sons-run airline Vistara on Sunday offered to change flights and flight dates free of cost to customers travelling to and from Srinagar.