After 45 Days, Curfew Lifted In Parts Of Srinagar In View Of Improving Situation

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3:37 pm 23 Aug, 2016

After 45 days, curfew has been finally lifted in parts of Srinagar. The Valley has been in unrest after the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on July 8.

However, it will remain in force in five police station areas of downtown city and Batamaloo, Maisuma and Kralkhud in the uptown, and also in Anantnag, a police official said.

The curfew was lifted in view of the improving situation, enabling increased movement of people in the city.

There were more private cars and auto-rickshaws in and around Lal Chowk city centre on Tuesday. However, mobile internet continued to remain suspended in the entire Valley.


Sixty-five people, including two policemen, have been killed and several thousand injured in the clashes that began on July 9.

Recently, PM Modi acknowledged that only development can’t resolve the problem in Jammu and Kashmir and said that a political solution would have to be found to the political issue in the state.


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