Curfew lifted from most parts of Kashmir Valley

Barring Srinagar city and three towns in north Kashmir, curfew was lifted from the entire Valley Monday.

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2010, 15:10 PM IST

Srinagar: Barring Srinagar city and three towns in north Kashmir, curfew was lifted from the entire Valley Monday.

Curfew is in force only in Srinagar city, Sopore town
in Baramulla district and Kupwara district town and adjoining
Kralopora town, a police spokesman said.

He said curfew has been lifted from all the other
areas of the Valley.

The spokesman, however, said restrictions under
Section 144 CrPC, which prohibits, assembly of four or more
persons at any public place, were in force at some places.

Although Kashmir witnessed a peaceful day yesterday,
stone pelting incidents were reported from several parts
today.

A group of youth had blocked the Jammu-Srinagar
National Highway near Samboora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, official sources said.

They said the security forces chased away the mob,
which resorted to stone pelting. The law enforcing agencies
fired in the air to bring the situation under control.

The sources said no one was injured in the incident
but one person was detained for questioning.
Stone pelting incidents were also reported from
Rawalpora, Nowgam and Batamaloo areas of the city, the sources
added.

PTI