Kashmir Valley still under curfew

Srinagar, Sep 23 (ANI): Curfew restrictions continued to remain in force for the 12th consecutive day in all major towns of the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, even as the separatists called for a break in their agitational programme.

On Wednesday, curfew was relaxed in a phased manner across the Valley.

"The curfew in almost all the areas of the Valley has been relaxed in a phased manner. The Government is aware of the problems of the people and necessary steps are being taken to ease the problems," said official sources. No untoward incident was reported from any place in the Valley on Wednesday.

Curfew has been imposed in Warpora, Mirgund, IG road, Nadir Gund, Budgam town, Choon, Humhama, Wattdara, Gogoo, Ompora, Narkara, Shiekhpora, Galwanpora, Chadoora, Panzan, Nagam, Machawa, Kralpora, Wathora, Dawlatpora, Hassipora, Alamdar Colony and Charar-i-Shareif towns in Central Kashmir's Budgam District.

Kangan and Ganderbal towns in the north east of Srinagar, Anantang, Bijbehara, Kulgam town Qoimoh, Pulwama town, Kakapora, Shopian town, Awantipora, Lethpora, and Pampore in South Kashmir and Baramulla town, Delina, Pattan, Singhpora, Kunzar, Palhalan, Tangmarg, Sopore town, Wattergam, Kralpora, Trehgam, Kupwara town, Handwara town, Kulangam, Chotipora, Bandipora town, and Sumbal in north Kashmir also remained under curfew.

Curfew was imposed in Srinagar city on September 12 and was extended to the entire Kashmir Valley next day following widespread violence.

Kashmir Valley has been in grip of violent protests since June 11, when a 17-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a tear smoke shell during clashes at Rajouri Kadal. (ANI)

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