Curfew further relaxed in Kishtwar

Curfew was relaxed on Sunday morning in violence-hit Kishtwar district, even as a ministerial team reviewed the security situation there and held a meeting with members from two communities to ease tension.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2013, 17:50 PM IST

Kishtwar: Curfew was relaxed on Sunday morning in violence-hit Kishtwar district, even as a ministerial team reviewed the security situation there and held a meeting with members from two communities to ease tension.

"...Curfew was further relaxed from 10 am and it was on till 1 PM. There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the district during last 24 hours," Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu said.

A ministerial team led by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand visited the district to review its security situation and also held talks with the members of two communities to normalise the situation and end tension, Shantmanu said.

He said an all-party delegation is scheduled to visit the district in a few days to assess the situation and hold deliberations with members of the two communities to iron out differences.

Authorities had yesterday relaxed curfew for one and a half hours separately in two parts of the town.

Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar on August 9 after communal clashes broke out there in which three persons were killed, over 20 others injured and 75 business establishments along with 35 vehicles gutted.

PTI