There will be no curfew from Sunday in old city: DDC Sgr

KL Report


The curfew continued in old Srinagar city on Saturday for the third consecutive day while situation remained completely peaceful amid thin movement of traffic in Civil Lines areas of the Summer Capital.

Reports said that the situation in Srinagar city remained peaceful on Saturday though curfew remained in vogue in the areas of old Srinagar city coming under the jurisdiction of sever police stations. Police said that as the day passed, people in different areas of old Srinagar city were allowed to move from one place to another.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Shah told CNS that there will be no curfew or restrictions in any part of the Srinagar city from Sunday. “We have decided to lift the curfew from old city as situation seemed to be better and peaceful,” he said.

Due to curfew in old city, the Civil Lines areas witnesses thin movement of traffic. Most of the shops in city centre Lal Chowk remained closed.

Reports said that the situation in South Kashmir remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the districts of South Kashmir including Pulwama, Anantnag, and Shopian. However, at Srundo Kulgam, people took to streets and blocked Kulgam-Anantnag road after the arrest of a shopkeeper Rouf Ahmed. The protestors were demanding the immediate release of the shopkeeper.

In Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and Budgam district situation also remained peaceful, however, shutdown was observed in different parts of Ganderbal against the killing of Nawakadal youth.

In North Kashmir, stray incidents of stone-pelting were reported from Palhalan Pattan and Bandipora. However, police said that the situation remained peaceful whole day. Bandipora and Langate however observed shutdown.

A police official that the situation remained peaceful across Kashmir on Saturday.

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