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Situation in Leh and Kargil limps back to normalcy

The region had witnessed widespread violence following reports of alleged desecration of Quran.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 13:17 IST
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With situation improving further in Ladhakh region, the day curfew was lifted on Wednesday in Leh and relaxed for six hours in Kargil, official sources said.

The region had witnessed widespread violence following reports of alleged desecration of Quran.

District Development Commissioner Satish Nehru told a news agency that there will be no curfew in the district from 8 am to 8 pm.

However, night curfew will remain in force, he added.

The step was taken as no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district for the last three days, Nehru said.

Similarly, authorities in Kargil relaxed curfew for six hours on Wednesday from 10 am, senior Superintendent of Police, Kargil Danish Rana informed.

He said the situation was limping back to normalcy as there was no report of any untoward incident for the last three days.

Buddhists and Muslims clashed at several places in both Leh and Kargil towns forcing the authorities to seek help of Army, ITBP and CRPF in maintaining law and order.