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Curfew relaxed for six hours in Kishtwar district of J-K


Authorities on Tuesday gave a six-hour relaxation in curfew that was imposed on Sunday in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir following a stone pelting incident triggered by arrest of three separatists.

"We relaxed the curfew from 12 noon to 6 PM and everything remained normal during the hours of relaxation," deputy commissioner (DC) Kishtwar GN Balwan said.

He said the authorities have decided to again impose the curfew during the night though they might completely lift the restrictions on Wednesday.

"Situation has remained normal after the curfew was imposed on Sunday and it has also remained peaceful during relaxation hours. We might review the situation and can decide to completely lift the curfew tomorrow morning so that schools and colleges and other offices start functioning normally," Balwan said.

Three separatist leaders in the town were arrested on Saturday night and booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for disrupting peace in the district following which some persons resorted to stone pelting prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the district.

One more person, Asif, was detained by police during a raid last night for disrupting peace in the mountainous district. Three persons were detained on Saturday night for trying to disrupt peace, he said.

More arrests are likely as police have prepared a list of people who have been seen shouting "objectionable and provocative" slogans in some video clips, he said.

"So far five people have been detained and booked under various sections and action as per law has been initiated against them for disrupting peace in the district," he said.

On Monday the authorities had relaxed the curfew for two hours.