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Curfew in Kashmir to be relaxed by the Authorities

Authorities decided to open schools in four districts of Ganderbal, Bandipora, Badgam and Baramulla on Thursday.

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Authorities to relax curfew in Kashmir. Image Source: Zee News
  • Authorities decided to open schools in four districts of Ganderbal, Bandipora, Badgam and Baramulla on Thursday. There are ten districts in the valley
  • Thursday’s decision to relax curfew coincided with the separatists appeal to end the ongoing protest shutdown after 2.00 PM for the remaining portion of the day
  • If the relaxation period passes off peacefully, people would benefit the most as violence has already claimed 45 lives here

Authorities on Thursday decided to relax curfew across Kashmir Valley in the afternoon to allow people buy essentials of life.

“Curfew will be relaxed in the afternoon to provide relief to the people,” a senior police official said.

Authorities to relax curfew in Kashmir. Image source: Business Standard
Authorities to relax curfew in Kashmir. Image source: Business Standard

“The relaxation period will be reviewed in the evening as it depends upon how the law and order situation behaves,” said the official.

Authorities decided to open schools in four districts of Ganderbal, Bandipora, Badgam and Baramulla on Thursday. There are ten districts in the valley.

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Thursday’s decision to relax curfew coincided with the separatists appeal to end the ongoing protest shutdown after 2.00 PM for the remaining portion of the day.

Separatists have again called a shutdown from Friday till Monday.

Separatists continues shutdown. Image Source: PTI
Separatists continues shutdown. Image Source: PTI

The valley has been reeling under curfew restrictions announced by the authorities, and a total protest shutdown called by the separatists for the last 13 days.

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If the relaxation period passes off peacefully, people would benefit the most as violence has already claimed 45 lives here.

Violence in Kashmir started after killing of Burhan Wani. Image Source: defence.pk
Violence in Kashmir started after killing of Burhan Wani. Image Source: defence.pk

The present cycle of violence started on July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district. (IANS)

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Jammu city recorded 8.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.8, Batote 1.5, Bannihal 2.1 and Bhaderwah 0.4 as the minimum temperatures

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Fresh snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Friday as the weather office said that inclement weather would continue in the state till Sunday.

“Light snowfall in the plains and moderate to heavy in the higher reaches occurred in the today. Weather is expected to remain inclement during the next 72 hours and this is likely to affect air and surface transport to and from the valley,” a MET Department official said.

Very few people moved out of their homes on Friday morning in Srinagar city and elsewhere as a white blanket of snow covered rooftops, roads and open spaces.

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Fresh snowfall in Kashmir Valley. Wikimedia

Srinagar recorded minus 1.0 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 3.0 and Gulmarg minus 7.5 as the minimum temperatures on Friday.

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Leh town recorded minus 9.5 degrees Celsius, while Drass was the coldest in the state with minus 15.2. Thursday’s maximum temperature in Drass was minus 9.1 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city recorded 8.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.8, Batote 1.5, Bannihal 2.1 and Bhaderwah 0.4 as the minimum temperatures. (IANS)