Curfew reimposed in most towns of Kashmir Valley

Barring Pulwama and Shopian district towns in south Kashmir, curfew was reimposed in all major towns of the Valley including Srinagar on Thursday.

Srinagar: Barring Pulwama and Shopian district towns in south Kashmir, curfew was reimposed in all major towns of the Valley including Srinagar on Thursday.

Although no reason was given for the reimposition of curfew in the Valley, sources said the decision was taken as a precautionary measure in view of the Allahabad High Court`s verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case.

A police spokesman said there was no report of any untoward incident in the Valley, where barring Srinagar, the curfew was lifted from other major towns in a phased manner over the past few days.

Curfew was imposed in Srinagar city on September 12 and was extended to the entire Kashmir Valley the next day following widespread violence.

"There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere so far," the spokesman said.

Besides Srinagar, he said curfew was clamped in Budgam town along with Hyderpora, Peerbagh, Humhama, Sheikhpora, Ompora, Choon, Safdan, Magam, Chadoora, and Charar-i-shrief areas in central Kashmir.

Ganderbal district town along with Kangan town, Anantnag district town along with Bijbehara and Mattan areas, Awantipora, Tral and Pampore townships of Pulwama district, Baramulla district town along with Pattan, Sopore, Kunzar, and Tangmarg areas were also brought under curfew afresh, the spokesman said.

He said curfew was also imposed in Kupwara district town and adjoining Trehgam, Kralpora, Handwara, Kulangam, and Chotipora areas, Bandipora district town and adjoining Sumbal.

However, the authorities later relaxed the curfew restrictions for six hours in the curfew bound areas of Kupwara from 9 AM to 2 PM. The relaxation was later extended upto 4 PM, the spokesman said.

Kashmir Valley has been in grip of violent protests since June 11 when a 17-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a tear smoke shell during clashes at Rajouri Kadal in interior city.

The unrest has so far claimed 104 lives.

PTI

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