Curfew lifted but Separatist Shutdown continues for 53rd day

Curfew lifted but Separatist Shutdown continues for 53rd day

Srinagar, August 30: A shutdown called by separatists continued in Kashmir on Tuesday despite relaxation of curfew in the Valley.

“Except for Pulwama town and two police station areas of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj in Srinagar, there would be no curfew anywhere in the Valley,” a senior police official said.

“In order to maintain law and order, restrictions under section 144 CrPc will, however, continue.”

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, is to visit the valley leading an all party delegation to the Valley to hold meetings with local leaders to find solutions for the unrest.

The delegation has, however, no plans to meet separatist leaders during the visit.

The separatists have asked people in Kashmir not to resume normal activity. It is pertinent to mention that schools have remained shut for the same period as the unrest in the valley.

Thin traffic and movement of life was seen in places across the valley after the curfew was lifted.

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