Kashmir protests scaled down by  separatists

J K News Today

Srinagar, January 14 ( JKNT)

Separatists have further scaled down the  level of protests in the next fortnight beginning  January 16 with only Fridays being the shut down days , while  all other days  have been exempted from the general strikes, though  they have called  for observance on January 26 and no relaxation  on the Indian Republic Dat.

Initially, the separatists had started announcing relaxation for the night hours, later it was   extended to two days and then five days, but now the latest  protest calendar  has further reduced the shutdowns to Fridays only.

The separatist leaders had been calling for protests since the killing of militant commander  Burhan Wani on July 8 last year.

However, the public pressure has made the separatists to change and  soften their harsh spell of agitation and  protests, which  already has claimed more than 90 lives.

Recently, the state government had announced Rs. 5 lakh to the next of kin of those killed in  the  unrest, which is now being opposed by  PDP’s alliance partner  BJP.

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