Curfew lifted from parts of Srinagar city

Srinagar: Authorities today lifted curfew from parts of the summer capital where the curbs were imposed to foil the separatists’ plans of holding a congregation at Jamia Masjid here even as normal life remained affected in Kashmir Valley for the 127th consecutive day.

“Curfew has been lifted in the five police station areas of the city where it was imposed yesterday as a precautionary measure,” a police official said.

He said there were no curbs on the movement of people anywhere in the Valley.

The lifting of the restrictions led to an increased movement of people and transport in the city.

Inter-district cabs were also plying on some routes connecting the other districts of the Valley with the summer capital.

Some shops were also open in the areas in the civil lines and the outskirts of the city as well as in some of the rural areas in other districts of Kashmir.

However, most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in the rest of the Valley were shut due to the strike.

They are expected to open later in the evening today as the separatists have announced a 15-hour relaxation in the strike.

As many as 85 people, including two cops, have been killed and several thousand others injured in the ongoing unrest in the Valley.