Life appeared limping back to normal as authorities lifted curfew from entire Kashmir Valley on Monday except in Pulwama district after 51 days of continuous curfew.
The curfew had to be imposed in view of violence in the valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
“Curfew has been lifted from Kashmir except from Pulwama town and the areas in Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of police stations M R Gunj and Nowhatta,” a police official was quoted as saying by the PTI today.
However, the security forces would remain deployed in the sensitive pockets of the strength to maintain law and order, the official added.
The continuing violence in the valley has so far killed over 70 persons. It also led to ban on internet services in the valley.
The lifting of curfew comes barely a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed shock over the loss of life in the valley in his radio programme “Mann ki Baat”.
”On the minds of 1.25 crore Indians—from a village head to the Prime Minister—if a life is lost in Kashmir, be it that of a youth or that of a security person, it is our loss, it is the loss of the nation,” the PM had stated.