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Curfew continues in J&K's Kishtwar town for 5th day

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Curfew remained in force in town of for the fifth day on Saturday after an was shot dead by militants in the communally-sensitive region earlier this week, officials said.

continued to be suspended as a precautionary measure in the district, but it was restored in nearby Doda and Ramban districts on Friday night, the officials said.

"Curfew is being strictly implemented in the town and adjoining areas to maintain law and order," District Development A S told

Army columns are assisting the CRPF and the police, the said.

The curfew was promulgated in the town and adjoining areas on Tuesday after and his was shot dead by militants at a health centre.

Minor protests were reported from some interior localities, but the situation remained well under control, the officials said.

Some people, who were allowed to visit temples in the interior localities for the festival, raised slogans and later dispersed off peacefully, the officials said.

There was no violation of curfew reported from anywhere, the officials said.

"The situation will be reviewed later in the day to take a decision about the relaxation for the day," said.

The curfew was relaxed in a phased manner, for the first time since its imposition, on Friday evening.

Police had picked up several overground workers for interrogation in connection with the incident and massive house-to-house searches were also going on.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:45 IST