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Curfew lifted in Poonch, Kathua, relaxed in 4 districts

india Updated: Aug 10, 2008 15:57 IST

A day after the meeting between the all-party delegation and the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti, curfew was on Sunday lifted in border districts of Poonch and Kathua and relaxed in Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Udhampur.

Peaceful protests were, however, held in the region where people burnt tyres and effigies of Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra over the Amarnath row.

"The district administration has lifted curfew in border towns of Kathua and Poonch since 0600 hours on Sunday after four days of its imposition in view of betterment in law and order situation," police officers told PTI.

Authorities also relaxed curfew in Jammu, Samba, Udhampur and Rajouri districts and these passed off peacefully without any untoward incident, they said.

In Jammu and Samba district, where curfew continues for the 10th day today, it was relaxed for seven and five hours between 0500-1200 hours and 0500-1000 hours respectively.

In Udhampur and Rajouri, where curfew was imposed for the past seven days, was given curfew relaxation for two hours from 1100-1300 hours and 0700-0900 hours respectively.

"Curfew was reimposed all these districts. Army also conducted flag marches in Jammu and Samba districts," they said.

The army has choked all road, lanes and by-lanes with barbed-wire fencing, turning Jammu city into a virtual battle field. Besides this, all entry and exits points are manned by army to maintain peace.

Reviewing the law and order and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had asked the state government to deal with the current situation with a balanced approach.