41 Dead In Kashmir Clashes, Cable TV Restored But Newspapers Gagged: 10 Updates

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Violent protests have defied a curfew in Kashmir for eight days since terrorist Burhan Wani's killing.

Srinagar:  One more person died in firing by security forces after clashes in Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of deaths in the violence triggered by the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani to 41. Cable TV services were suspended for more than 12 hours and newspapers have alleged a media gag.
Here are the top 10 developments in the story:
  1. A man person was killed and two injured after security forces opened fire on a crowd when they attacked a police post in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
  2. Small protests were reported in some parts of the Valley but the protesters were chased away by security personnel who resorted to baton charge, an official said.
  3. Journalists and editors sat on a protest in Srinagar after being told by the state government not to publish newspapers. From today, newspapers will not be sold on newsstands but online editions will continue, they said.
  4. Newspapers in Kashmir reported raids by police on their offices, arrest of employees and seizure of printing plates yesterday. Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated daily in the Valley, said around 50,000 copies of their newspaper were confiscated yesterday.
  5. "This is a press emergency in Kashmir. This kind of gag is not the first but this time the government has formally banned us from publishing newspapers. We don't know when it will be lifted," said Shujat Bukhari, editor of Rising Kashmir.
  6. Senior government sources told NDTV that the gag was ordered because the distribution of the newspapers would mean movement of vehicles in violation of the eight-day long curfew in all 10 districts.
  7. Cellphone and internet services remained disabled in large parts of Kashmir to prevent the spread of rumours that could provoke violence. All telecom operators had been asked to suspend services on Friday.
  8. Cable operators said that they had been allowed to restore their services but warned not to carry Pakistani channels. "We have not received anything in writing but we were told to shut the operations. Police didn't given us any reason but we had to follow the order," Rufail Shafi, a cable operator, told NDTV.
  9. The Amarnath Yatra, suspended amid the violence, resumed from Jammu yesterday under tight security.
  10. More than 2,000 have been injured in violent protests that broke out after the killing of Burhan Wani, poster boy of Kashmir's new-age militancy, last Friday.


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One person killed in firing by forces after mob attacked police post
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Cable TV services blocked then restored, newspapers told to not print
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Over 2,000 injured in clashes despite curfew since Burhan Wani's killing

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