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Curfew relaxation passes off peacefully in Rajouri

chandigarh Updated: Mar 12, 2012 22:22 IST

Curfew relaxation in tense Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir passed off peacefully on Monday, an official said.

The district administration had relaxed curfew during the day as normalcy was restored in clashes-hit bordering town, the official here said.

He said that curfew was relaxed in some parts of Rajouri town and no incident of any violence or clash was reported.

The town was under siege and curfew was imposed in Rajouri district on Thursday night in view of communal clashes in the area following alleged provocative remarks of VHP international working president Pravin Togadia.

The curfew restrictions have been relaxed in the town from 9am to 12pm which was later extended till 3pm, the official added.

He said that the restrictions were relaxed for people so that they can buy essential commodities.

The relaxation would be given in breaks and the curfew will also be lifted in a phased manner, he said and added that no incident of violence has been reported from any corner of the town and the situation was under control.

Inter-community meetings were also in progress to restore peace while dialogue has been initiated between the representatives of both the communities, the official added.