A police officer said restrictions continued in five police station areas - Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, MR Gunj and Safakadal in Srinagar for the second day today. He said the curbs were imposed today morning in Kulgam district and Anantnag, and Chadoora and Nagam towns.
A thick security blanket was thrown around Bakshi stadium, the venue for the main Independence Day function in the state where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti presided over the celebrations, the officer said.
Shops and fuel stations remained shut across the valley as separatists called a strike against Independence Day celebrations.
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