SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday decided to relax curfew across Kashmir Valley in the afternoon. “Curfew will be relaxed in the afternoon to provide relief to the people,” a senior police official said.
“The relaxation period will be reviewed in the evening as it depends upon how the law and order situation behaves,” said the official.
Curfewed Day in North Kashmir’s Sopore Town (KD Images Eeshan Peer)
Pertinently, the separatist leadership has called for shutdown in Kashmir upto 2 pm today, and have asked people to buy essentials in afternoon. Shutdown has been called for four more days from Friday.
Authorities decided to open schools in four districts of Ganderbal, Bandipora, Budgam and Baramulla on Thursday. There are ten districts in the valley.
The valley has been reeling under curfew restrictions announced by the authorities, and a total protest shutdown called by the separatists for 13 consecutive days, starting July 9, a day after popular militant commander Burhan Wani’s killing. The violence has lead to death of over 45 people.
Inputs by IANS
2015 Kashmir Despatch