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Curfew Lifted in Most of Kashmir; Restrictions on Assembly Still in Place

Srinagar: Masked Kashmiri shout slogans during a torch light protest in Srinagar on Thursday.  PTI /Files

Srinagar: Masked Kashmiri shout slogans during a torch light protest in Srinagar on Thursday. PTI /Files

Srinagar: The curfew was lifted on Tuesday from all parts of Kashmir, except the town of Anantnag, after 17 days of unrest in the Valley. Forty-seven persons were killed and 5,500 others injured in clashes following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

“Curfew has been lifted from all parts of Kashmir except Anantnag town, today (Tuesday),” a police official said. The official also said that there is no curfew or restrictions on the movement of the people in the district.

“However, in other parts of the Valley, restrictions on assembly of four or more people will continue, to maintain law and order,” the official said.

Curfew was imposed across Kashmir on July 9, a day after the killing of Wani.

Mobile telephone, mobile internet services and train services remained suspended for the eighteenth day while schools, colleges and other educational institutions also remained closed due to a strike called by separatist groups.

The separatist camp, which is spearheading the protests against civilian killings, has already announced a relaxation of the strike from 2 PM today.

However, they have called for a three-day shutdown from tomorrow to July 29. The separatist groups have also called for a march to Kulgam tomorrow.

(PTI)