DAY 52:Curfew lifted from valley after 51 days barring three areas

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Monday lifted curfew from Kashmir after 51 days since the ongoing uprising began on July 9, officials said.

 

"Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. But, it will remain in force in Pulwama town and in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj police stations in Srinagar," a senior police official told IANS.

 

The decision to lift curfew was taken at a high level security meeting on Sunday evening, sources said.

 

Meanwhile, united resisitance camp continued their protest shutdown despite lifting of the curfew.

 

The united resisitance camp in a statement issued last week, have asked people to continue the shutdown until September 1.

 

While public transport remained off the roads, an increased movement of private cars was seen in various areas of the city.

 

Educational institutions, shops and business establishments continue to remain closed due to the shutdown.

 

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