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Curfew lifted in Jammu, Samba districts

With improvement in situation, curfew lifted in Jammu and Samba districts even as talks between the group spearheading the Amarnath agitation.

india Updated: Aug 23, 2008 11:33 IST

With improvement in situation, curfew was on Saturday lifted in Jammu and Samba districts even as talks between the group spearheading the Amarnath agitation and a panel set up by the Governor to resolve the vexed issue began in Jammu.

However, curfew remained clamped for the second day on the border town of Hiranagar, while it was relaxed in Kishtwar town for six hours.

Curfew was imposed in Hiranagar on Friday after protesters turned violent and torched a truck parked in the police station complex following the arrest of a youth.

Six persons were injured as police fired tear gas shells and cane charged the protesters who forcibly released the youth from the police station.

Army had conducted flag marches in the town on Friday.

Day and night curfew has been lifted in Jammu and Samba districts, while only day curfew has been lifted in Udhampur town from 0500 hours to 2200 hours to facilitate people to celebrate 'Janmastami'.

Meanwhile, the meeting between the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS) and the four-member panel appointed by Governor N N Vohra to resolve the vexed issue began in Jammu.

The Samiti had on Friday said that it would talk to the panel only on the subject of land and its restoration to the shrine board and on its independent functioning.

The authorities have released one of the persons who was arrested for protesting against registration of a case against some members of their community in connection with an attack on a chemist shop and assault on a person on Tuesday.

However, another person identified as Daleep Kumar continues to be in police custody under the Public Safety Act (PSA), sources said.