#Day79: Curfew Imposed In Kishtwar, Lifted Across Kashmir



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Curfew was lifted from all parts of Kashmir on Sunday but restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most areas as a precautionary measures.

“The entire Kashmir Valley is curfew-free today but restrictions are in place in many parts as a precautionary measure,” a police official told news gathering wire agency.

But curfew was imposed in Kishtwar district in Chenab valley where mid-night clashes erupted against raids and arrests. Two persons have been detained and lodged them in Kotbalwal jail Jammu while police raided house another one but he was not present there.

As the news spread, people came out of their homes and clashes erupted between police and protestors who demanded release of the detained persons. It was round 4 Am that police made announcements in Kishtwar town that curfew has been imposed.

In Srinagar, the cop said the curfew was lifted across Kashmir following improvement in the situation yesterday.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed due to separatist call for shut down for the 79th straight day while public transport remained off the roads.

There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley today.

However, markets are expected to open at 2 PM as the separatist groups have announced a 16-hour relaxation in the shutdown till 6 AM tomorrow.

As many as 89 civilians have been killed and thousands of others injured in the on-going civil uprising that started after popular Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani was killed by forces on July 8, 2016.


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