Curfew lifted in Jammu and Kashmir


    Srinagar (ANI): Curfew was lifted from Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday after six days, as the situation remained generally peaceful.

    However, prohibitory orders have been clamped in Baramulla, Anantnag and Pulwama districts besides some parts of Srinagar.

    “Curfew has been lifted from the valley. However, there are prohibitory orders in some parts of the city as well as in some other districts,” Kashmir Region Inspector General Farooq Ahmad said.

    Indefinite curfew was imposed in the Kashmir Valley following tense situation, in which incidents of violence and protests were reported.

    Earlier, on Tuesday, the Army was deployed in Srinagar following violent protests, which left three persons dead and over 70 injured.

    Seventeen columns of army soldiers conducted flag marches on Wednesday, following widespread violence in the Batmaloo and Maisuma localities.

    The decision to deploy the Army was taken after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made a formal request to the Central Government for its help in enforcing curfew and maintaining law and order in Srinagar.

    The situation in the valley has been tense over the past few weeks due to repeated clashes between protestors and security forces. (ANI)