Srinagar: With fresh inputs suggesting
presence of large number of militants on the other side of
Line of Control, the administration in Kupwara has extended
the prohibitory order in the frontier district for two more
"Section 144 of CrPC, which is in force in the district,
has been extended for further 60 days from September 17 by the
district magistrate," an official spokesman said today.
Since the eruption of militancy in early `90s, Kupwara
has been under prohibitory orders.
"In the event of any exigency, civilians have been asked
to carry out lanterns in their hands for establishing their
identity during the restrictions," the spokesman added.
The border areas of Kupwara have witnessed fierce
gun battles during the last two months with army foiling dozens
of infiltration attempts.
The district also witnessed ceasefire violation along the
LoC several times during these months.