According to sources there had been an acute shortage of essential commodities due to the curfew for the last eight days. After it was relaxed today, heavy rush was witnessed at the shops.
Efforts by the administration to hold talks with minority community have failed, as they were unwilling to participate. Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar on August 9 after communal clashes in which three persons were killed and over 20 were injured. On August 10, authorities imposed curfew in Jammu and Rajouri after incidents of violence. The following day it was imposed in Reasi, Udhampur, Samba, parts of Doda and Kathua. Curfew was lifted from seven districts on August 15 after situation there improved.