Kashmir unrest: Curfew lifted from all parts with restrictions on assembly

Srinagar: Curfew was lifted from all parts of Kashmir on Sunday but restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most areas as a precautionary measure.

"The entire Kashmir Valley is curfew-free today but restrictions are in place in many parts as a precautionary measure," a police official said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

He said the curfew was lifted following improvement in the situation on Saturday.

There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley on Sunday.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed due to separatist call for shut down for the 79th straight day while public transport remained off the roads.

However, markets are expected to open at 2 pm as the separatist groups have announced a 16-hour relaxation in the shutdown till 6 am on Monday.

As many as 82 persons including two cops have been killed and thousands of others have been injured in the ongoing unrest that started after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on 8 July.


Updated Date: Sep 25, 2016 12:23 PM

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