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J-K: Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, night curfew continues; Vyas meets families of deceased

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Day has been lifted in and Kashmir's district following improvement in situation, though night will remain in force as a precautionary measure, authorities said Thursday.

was imposed in the district last Thursday following the killing of Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother Ajeet Parihar, 55, by suspected militants.

"We have lifted the day curfew in Kishtwar, but the night curfew continues to remain imposed in the town as a precautionary measure," told

He has the situation has improved and there was no report of any untoward incident in the district.

The authorities had on Wednesday lifted the day curfew to allow people to buy essential commodities and celebrate Diwali.

to B B Vyas Thursday visited the families of and

While interacting with the bereaved families, Vyas expressed deep sympathies and condolences to them on behalf of and on his own.

He directed the district administration to process the case for employment and financial assistance to the kin of the deceased for appropriate and immediate consideration of the government.

Vyas assured that the governor's administration will take all necessary steps to address the concerns of the bereaved families.

Later, the representatives of the Sanatan Dharma Sabha and the Majlis Shoura Committee, Kishtwar, also called on the and urged for speedy probe into the matter.

Vyas lauded the people of for maintaining peace and communal harmony.

The government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing and directed it to expedite the investigation.

Malik had termed the attack as a militancy act and said the killers of the duo have been identified.

On November 1, and were returning home after closing their stationery shop when the gunmen fired at them in the Tappal Gali area.

Their killing triggered massive protests across the region following which authorities imposed curfew in and districts.

The curfew was lifted from district last Saturday.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 16:05 IST
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