Curfew lifted in Rajouri; mobile, internet services restored

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Rajouri, July 26: Curfew was lifted today in Rajouri town after the situation limped back to normalcy after remaining in force for almost a week. Curfew was imposed in the town following clashes between two communities over the burning of IS flag by VHP activists in the town, which was objected to by the minority community as it bore religious scripture.

Mobile and internet services were restored in the town by the administration after no untoward incident was reported in the town during the curfew relaxation period for two days. Authorities said that they are keeping a close watch on the situation, and though the curfew has been lifted but they have imposed Section 144 in some places to prevent any untoward incident. Mobile and internet services which were discontinued to prevent the spreading of rumours have been restored.

BSNL services were restored yesterday whereas all other networks were allowed to restore services today. Curfew was imposed in the town last week after large scale clashes took place between members of two communities, and also the police over the burning of IS flag.

The administration has also released twenty youth who were arrested for pelting stones on police personnel.