Curfew lifted from Kishtwar after 12 days

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KL Report

JAMMU

Curfew was lifted from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir after 12 days on Wednesday.

An all-party delegation held a joint meeting with both the communities of the Town during which the parties decided to help in maintaining communal harmony in area.

“After both the communities responded positively, it was realized that there is no need of any curfew now so it was lifted,” an official told Kashmir Life.

It was on 13th day that curfew was lifted in the hilly town where three persons were killed and atleast 50 injured in communal clashes on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar on August 9.

Delegation on Tuesday had taken stock of the situation while meeting both the communities during separate meetings.

The all-party delegation, which arrived in Kishtwar on Monday evening, held talks with members of both the communities and senior district officers in a bid to de-escalate the tension.

 The members of the delegation visited the violence-hit areas in Kishtwar, where curfew was clamped on August9 in the aftermath of communal clashes, and assessed the situation, officials said.

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