SRINAGAR, September 20: Curfew was today lifted across Kashmir, except from six police station areas of Srinagar, in view of the improving situation, even as normal life remained disrupted in the Valley for the 74th straight day.
Curfew remains in force in five police station areas of downtown (interior city) and Harwan in Srinagar, while the curbs have been lifted from elsewhere in the Valley, a police official said.
He said curfew was clamped in Harwan Police Station areas today in view of the fourth day of mourning of a boy killed in security forces’ action on Friday.
The official said the curbs on the movement of people were lifted, from other areas where curfew was in force yesterday, because of the improving situation.
Barring stray incidents of stone pelting in Sopore and Shopian, overall situation remained under control across the Valley yesterday and there was increased traffic and movement of people between various districts and towns of the Valley including in some areas of Srinagar city, the official said.
He, however, said that restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 CrPc continued to remain in force in the Valley.
83 people were killed in 74 days of unrest after Hizbul Mujahedeen Militant Burhan Wani was killed by security forces in an operation in South Kashmir on 8th July. violent clashes broke down across the valley in which thousands were injured many maimed and blinded. The administration had to impose curfew to bring situation under control.