Curfew relaxed in Srinagar
Curfew relaxed in Srinagar

The 52-day long curfew was finally relaxed on Sunday in the parts of Srinagar and other districts of the valley as a complete shutdown was observed on the call of Hurriyat leaders.

Restrictions under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code or CrPC will however remain enforced which prohibits unlawful assembly of 10 or more people.

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According to reports, Protests and clashes were reported in some areas.

However, the overall situation remained peaceful. Shops and business establishments were closed.

The valley has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8.

Around 70 people have died and over 11,000 have been injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces.

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A government spokesman said the Valley was largely peaceful Sunday, barring a few incidents of stone-throwing in south Kashmir — in Sangam, Ashajipora in Anantnag and Nadigam in Shopian.

On Sunday, in his address at Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi sought to strike a chord with the people of the valley, saying “ekta” (unity) and “mamata” (love) were the basic mantras for addressing the problems there.

PM said ” the prime minister said if any life was lost in the valley, whether of any youth or any security official, “that loss is ours, of our own, of our own country”.