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Curfew lifted from all parts of Sopore

PTI  Srinagar, June 28, 2014
First Published: 19:12 IST(28/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:13 IST(28/6/2014)

Curfew was lifted from all parts of Sopore township in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday, four days after the restrictions were imposed in the wake of killing of a youth in alleged firing by security forces.

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"Curfew has been lifted from all parts of Sopore following improvement in the law and order situation," a police spokesman said.

He said life has returned to normal in the town and people were going on with their daily chores.

The restrictions were lifted from most parts yesterday morning, but continued in some sensitive areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, the spokesman said.

"There was no report of any untoward incident from any area of the township," he said.

A youth, Arshad Ahmad Shah, was killed on Monday and four others were injured when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse a group of stone-pelting protesters in Krankishivan locality of the town.

The forces were leaving Tarzoo area of Sopore after concluding an anti-militancy operation in which a top Pakistani "commander" of Lashker-e-Toiba outfit was killed.

The government has constituted an enquiry committee comprising District Magistrate Baramulla to ascertain the causes and circumstances of the firing incident.

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