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Curfew lifted from all parts of Kashmir

19sep12u

Srinagar: Curfew was lifted from all parts of Kashmir today but restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most areas as a precautionary measures.

“The entire Kashmir Valley is curfew-free today but restrictions are in place in many parts as a precautionary measure,” a police official said.

He said the curfew was lifted following improvement in the situation yesterday.

There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley today.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed due to separatist call for shut down for the 79th straight day while public transport remained off the roads.

However, markets are expected to open at 2 PM as the separatist groups have announced a 16-hour relaxation in the shutdown till 6 AM tomorrow.

As many as 82 persons including two cops have been killed and thousands of others have been injured in the ongoing unrest that started after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

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