JK: Curfew lifted, State back to normalcy

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Srinagar, Oct 7: The curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley in the wake of seperatist leaders' call for a march to protest against the continuation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act. was lifted on Tuesday, Oct 7 morning at 5 am. The curfew that was imposed on Saturday, Oct 5 was lifted by the State Government after reviewing the situation in the valley. The security forces deployed foiled the march in Srinagar.

The authorities decided to withdraw the curfew keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the people, official sources said.

The Coordination Committee, an amalgamation of separatist groups, has also given a call for resuming normal activities from Tuesday, Oct 7.

A fresh meeting of the separatist conglomerate would be held tomorrow to firm up the next course of action.

The people-friendly measures came close on the heels after villagers in three areas - Pahalgam, Kokernag and Sri Gufwara - shouted slogans against the coordination committee for disrupting normal life regularly. The normalisation call was also given after the business community expressed displeasure as a 15-member delegation of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir Chamber of Commerce delegation is expected to visit later this week to finalise the cross-LoC trade between two parts of Kashmir.


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