Curfew eased in parts of Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar, Sep 25 (ANI): Curfew was lifted from parts of Srinagar city on Saturday afternoon, besides easing of restrictions in some other parts of the Valley after the law and order situation remained by and large peaceful overnight.

"Curfew has been lifted from parts of Srinagar city from 12.00 noon till further orders," said Srinagar District Magistrate Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo.

Curfew was eased from South, East and West Zones of Srinagar, while a decision on relaxing restrictions in the North and Hazratbal zones would be taken later.

"The restrictions were relaxed in Kupwara town from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., in Trehgam and Kralpora from 10.30 a.m. onwards, while in Handwara, Kulangam and Chotipora, curfew has been relaxed from 10.00 a.m. onwards," a police spokesman said.

Srinagar Police said schools across the Valley would open from Monday despite existing restrictions.

"Identity cards of staff will be treated as curfew passes.

Parents can also accompany their wards," a police spokesman said.

"Instructions in this regard have also been issued to all District Superintendents of Police for facilitating the smooth movement of students and school staff," he added.

Srinagar had been under curfew for the past 13 days. (ANI)

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