Seven hour curfew relaxation in parts of Srinagar
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 17:53
Srinagar: Residents of southern and eastern parts of Srinagar city and Kakapora in Pulwama town in south Kashmir on Saurday got much-needed respite from six days of curfew as the prohibitory orders were relaxed for seven hours in these areas.

Initially, the authorities relaxed curfew for four hours in South and East Zones of the city but extended the relaxation as the earlier period passed off peacefully.

Curfew was also relaxed in Kakapora town in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, 20 kms from here, a police spokesman said.

He said curfew had to be reimposed in Batamaloo area of the city, where a mob started pelting stones at the security forces during the relaxation period However, curfew was not relaxed in Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas falling in the East Zone.

The spokesman said curfew will be relaxed in other parts of the city after assessing the law and order situation in those areas.

Curfew was imposed in Srinagar on Sunday following violent protests and incidents of arson on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.


First Published: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 17:53

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