Curfew lifted up from Valley except 3 districts

Photo credit: Faisal Khan
Photo credit: Faisal Khan

Curfew has been lifted from the parts of the Valley on July 28 except from the three South Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The authorities lifted up the curfew after 20 days from 5 five police station areas of Srinagar city – Khanyar, Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal and Nowhatta following the improvement in the situations. But after a day it was re-imposed in some parts of South Kashmir which were rocked by a protest by separatists in Kulgam.

According to the Police official, “There is no curfew anywhere in the Valley except Anantnag town of south Kashmir,” “The situation throughout the Valley remained peaceful and under control on Wednesday. There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley,” he further added.

Schools, colleges and business establishments remained closed in the valley on the 20th consecutive day due to the strike called by the Separatists. Also, the attendance in the government offices was very thin and the public transport facility remained off-roads.

The mobile services have been restored across all networks of the Valley including the incoming facility on prepaid connection but outgoing calls are still barred on such numbers. The decision on resumption of mobile internet service is yet to be taken.