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Curfew lifted in Kashmir ahead of All-party delegation’s visit

Notably, separatist leadership, traders’ bodies and other organisations have already boycotted the APD, terming it a futile exercise
Srinagar : Under the shadow of the gun and curfew

Ahead of the All-party delegation’s visit today authorities on Sunday lifted curfew and restrictions from the entire Kashmir, Economic Times has reported.

A senior police official said there would be no curfew or restrictions anywhere in the Valley  “Sufficient deployment of security forces has been made to respond to any law and order problem that might occur during the day,” the official said.

A 28 member delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to meet a “cross section” of society in Kashmir on their two day visit.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote letters to separatist leaders requesting them to meet the delegation. Notably, separatist leadership, traders’ bodies and other organisations have already boycotted the APD, terming it a futile exercise.

Meanwhile, protests continued in various parts of Kashmir despite heavy deployment of forces. According to local English dailies, over hundred people were injured when police foiled an “Azaadi Rally” in Shopian.

 

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