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Seven hour curfew relaxation in parts of Srinagar

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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