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Land row: Curfew lifted in Jammu, Samba

August 23, 2008 12:56 IST

With improvement in situation, curfew was lifted on Saturday in Jammu and Samba districts even as talks between the group spearheading the Amarnath agitation and a panel set up by the Governor to resolve the vexed issue began in Jammu.

Coverage: Amarnath crisis

However, curfew remained clamped for the second day on the border town of Hiranagar, while it was relaxed in Kishtwar town for six hours.

Curfew was imposed in Hiranagar on Friday after protesters turned violent and torched a truck parked in the police station complex following the arrest of a youth.

Six persons were injured as police fired tear gas shells and cane charged the protesters who forcibly released the youth from the police station.

Army had conducted flag marches in the town on Friday.

Day and night curfew has been lifted in Jammu and Samba districts, while only day curfew has been lifted in Udhampur town from 0500 hours to 2200 hours to facilitate people to celebrate Janmashtami.

Meanwhile, the meeting between the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti and the four-member panel appointed by Governor N N Vohra to resolve the vexed issue began in Jammu.

The Samiti had on Friday said that it would talk to the panel only on the subject of land and its restoration to the shrine board and on its independent functioning.

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