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Day curfew lifted in Jammu

August 21, 2008 12:26 IST

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Day curfew was lifted on Thursday in Jammu and Udhampur districts, while it was relaxed for varying periods in other areas of Jammu province, which was reeling under massive protests over the Amarnath land row.

Curfew, which was reimposed in Jammu on Wednesday on the third and final day of 'Jail Bharo Andolan' of Shri Amarnath Yatra [Images] Sangarsh Samiti, was lifted for the day from 5 am to 8 pm on Thursday, official sources said.

Day curfew was also lifted in Udhampur district from 5 am to 10 pm, they said.

In Kishtwar town, the authorities gave three-hours curfew relaxation from 9:30 am on Thursday, the sources said adding that it was also relaxed on Wednesday for three hours initially and later extended in phases to 12 hours.

The town was rocked by communal clashes on August 12 resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to several others. Some shops and houses were also gutted during the clashes.

In Samba town, the curfew relaxation period has been given for 11 hours from 5 am, they said.

Samiti convenor Leela Karan Sharma had alleged that Governor N N Vohra is supporting such activities in Kashmir in order to divert the attention of the national and international community from the demands of Jammu people.

The Samiti has also given programme of agitation from Thursday to August 25 and called for civil disobedience against the state government.


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