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Curfew continues for fifth day in J-K's Kishtwar district

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Curfew continued for the fifth consecutive day in and Kashmir's town Monday which was imposed following the killing of a and his brother by suspected militants, officials said.

However, the curfew was relaxed in the district for two hours on Saturday and four hours on Sunday, they said.

District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, told that the curfew continued to remain imposed Monday and relaxations, if any, will be decided later in the day.

He said the law and order situation is normal and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the district.

and Kashmir Governor said Monday that those involved in the killing of and his brother have been identified.

On November 1, Anil and Parihar were returning home after closing their stationery shop when the gunmen fired at them in Tappal Gali area, following which an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of and districts.

The curfew was, however, lifted from district, including the main town and Bhadarwah along with Paddar and Chatroo sub-divisions of district on Saturday, but Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) continued to

remain in force in these areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The killing of Parihar brothers triggered massive protests across the region following which authorities suspended in the curfew-bound areas, while the was slowed down in the rest of the division, including the winter capital Jammu.

However, the was restored in Jammu and other parts of the division Saturday evening.

The had also staged a flag march in the sensitive areas to help the district administration in Kishtwar maintain law and order.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 12:05 IST
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