Curfew relaxed in parts of Srinagar
Newspapers hit stands today while curfew was lifted from three police station areas in Srinagar and relaxed "indefinitely" in five other police station areas while rest of Valley remained under restrictions for the fifth day.Family rejects govt offer to visit Tihar jailindia Updated: Feb 13, 2013 15:15 IST
Curfew was on Wednesday lifted from three police station areas in Srinagar while it was relaxed "indefinitely" in five other police station areas even as rest of Kashmir Valley remained under restrictions for the fifth consecutive day.
"Curfew has been lifted from Nigeen, Lal Bazaar and Zakura police station areas in the city," a police spokesman said.
He said curfew has been relaxed "indefinitely" in police stations Ram Munshi bagh, Kothibagh, Saddar, Rajbagh and Shergarhi.
"Restrictions will not be imposed in these areas if the situation remains peaceful," he said.
Authorities had relaxed curfew for three hours in these five police station areas last evening and the relaxation period passed off without any untoward incident.
However, the rest of the Valley remained under curfew for the fifth consecutive day.
Curfew was imposed on Saturday following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru inside Tihar jail in Delhi.
The police spokesman said there were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley so far.
Newspapers hit stands
Newspapers hit stands on Wednesday after a gap of four days due to imposition of curfew in the Valley following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.
All the major newspapers were available at the stands and delivered to subscribers at their residences this morning after a gap of fours days.
The authorities had imposed curfew in the Valley on Saturday morning after Guru was hanged inside the Tihar Jail in Delhi.
The newspapers had to suspend their publication as the authorities did not issue any curfew passes to the mediapersons.
Kashmir Editors' Guild (KEG) has condemned the government stopping publication of newspapers.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services remained suspended and news channels on cable network continued to be off air for the fifth day.