Curfew lifted from many parts of Kashmir Valley

  • PTI, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Sep 26, 2010 14:34 IST

Curfew was lifted from many parts of Kashmir Valley on Sunday while authorities announced relaxation in Srinagar city, where curbs had been reimposed in the wee hours following incidents of stone pelting, and areas of Kupwara district.

Curfew has been lifted from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Awantipora towns in South Kashmir and Handwara town in north Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

While curfew has been lifted from Budgam district in central Kashmir, restrictions under section 144 CrPC, which
prohibits assembly of four or more persons, continue to remain in place in the district, he said.

The spokesman said curfew has been eased from South, East and West Zones of the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm while it will be relaxed from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm in North and Hazratbal zones of the city.
The spokesman said there were no reports of any major incident from any part of the Valley so far. Although authorities had lifted curfew from Srinagar city on Saturday, the curbs were re-imposed in the wee hours today following some stone pelting incidents at Habba Kadal and Solina area of the city.

The spokesman said curfew restrictions in Kralpora and Trehgam areas of Kupwara in north Kashmir have been relaxedfrom 10:30 am to 2 pm, while in Kupwara town from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Curfew has been relaxed in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district also in a phased manner, he added.

A youth was injured in Sopore town last night when a security forces hurled tear smoke shells and fired in air to disperse a stone pelting mob in Maharajpora area of the north Kashmir town, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has issued a fresh 10-day protest calendar
calling for strikes and protests from September 27 to October 6, exempting September 29, October 1 and October 4.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar city on September 12 and was extended to the entire Kashmir Valley next day
following widespread violence.

Kashmir Valley has been in grip of violent protests since June 11 when a teenager was killed after he was hit by a
tear smoke shell during clashes at Rajouri Kadal in interior city.


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