Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar
Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar
jkupdate.com | 16-Apr-2019 10:53 AM
Day curfew was lifted from the communally sensitive Kishtwar township of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday after remaining in force for a week following the killing of a senior RSS leader and his security guard, a senior government official said.
KISHTWAR: Day curfew was lifted from the communally sensitive Kishtwar township of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday after remaining in force for a week following the killing of a senior RSS leader and his security guard, a senior government official said.
District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana told, However, night curfew along with prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC banning assembly of more than four persons will remain in force in the town and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
Curfew was promulgated in the town and adjoining areas on April 9 after senior RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard were killed by gunmen inside a health centre, triggering violent protests.
With the improvement in the situation, the day curfew was lifted from 6 am today.
The Army has also been withdrawn from the town and adjoining areas, Rana said.
Curfew was relaxed initially for three hours in the entire town from 12 pm to 3 pm and later from 5 pm to 6.30 pm on Monday and the relaxation period passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from anywhere, prompting authorities to consider lifting of restrictions, he said.
However, officials said a group of people staged a peaceful protest in the town briefly seeking action against those behind the killing of the RSS leader.
Protesters dispersed after senior civil and police officers assured them that efforts are on to nab the culprits.
Rana said police and paramilitary forces will remain deployed in strength in sensitive areas of the town to maintain law and order.
The killing of the RSS leader triggered violent protest with protesters ransacking the office of the senior superintendent of police, forcing authorities to impose strict curfew in the town and adjoining areas besides suspending Internet services in the entire Chenab valley comprising Kishtwar, Doda and Rajouri districts.
While Internet services were restored in Doda and Ramban districts on Friday night, the service was also restored in Kishtwar on Monday with the improvement in the situation.
Police had picked up several over ground worker (OGWs) for interrogation in connection with the killing of Sharma and his PSO and also seized the car used in the attack.
Police also released a photograph of the car owner, Zahid Hussain, who is absconding.
Kishtwar, which is part of the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, goes to polls on April 18.
Tags: JKupdate Kishtwar News DDC Kishtwar AS Rana DDC Day curfew lifted communally sensitive Kishtwar township killing of RSS leader
1 of 40
DDC Budgam takes stock of Hajj Arrangements at Srinagar Airport
2 of 40
Two JeM militants killed in Bijbehara were key players in Lethpora att..
3 of 40
16 passengers injured in Poonch road accident
4 of 40
Army soldier injured in cross-LoC shelling in Poonch
5 of 40
VDC (SPO) member kills wife, commits suicide in Doda
6 of 40
Two houseboats gutted in mysterious blaze in Nageen Lake Srinagar
7 of 40
Anantnag Encounter: Two bodies found, fresh firing resumes
8 of 40
7-a side women’s hockey tournament 2019 started in Srinagar
9 of 40
Governor expresses grief over loss of CRPF men
10 of 40
SWD distributes wheel chairs, hearing aid, tricycles among specially-a..
11 of 40
Militants lobbed grenade on Police station Sopore, two policemen injur..
12 of 40
Para trooper shoots self dead in Kellar in South Kashmir
13 of 40
One killed, four others injured as locals tried to erect steel-tubular..
14 of 40
Panjran Operation Over: 4 Militants Killed
15 of 40
Militant hideout busted,Arms cache seized in Chilly, Doda
16 of 40
Five militants surrender in Kulgam
17 of 40
Man shot dead in north Kashmir’s Handwara
18 of 40
Govt order on daily-wagers confusing: Tarigami
19 of 40
Three arrested with heroine, vehicle seized at Lakhanpur
20 of 40
Mysterious blast in Gurez leaves 16-year-old boy killed, another wound..
21 of 40
BJP will surely form the next government in J&K: Ravinder Raina
22 of 40
SJA organizes training on “Grant of Maintenance under Section 488 CrPC..
23 of 40
GoI lauds JK’s performance under AB-PMJAY
24 of 40
DDC Ramban distributes Scooties among specially-abled
25 of 40
Div Com announces winners of Red Cross Societys’ Raffle Draw 2019
26 of 40
Advisor Skandan inspects various industrial units at Bari Brahmana
27 of 40
800 women participates in Women fun Run in Jammu
28 of 40
At 25, BJD Lawmaker Is Youngest Member Of Parliament
29 of 40
Hailstorm wreaks havoc in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla
30 of 40
No ban on Contractual,seasonal appointments, Govt says circular being ..
31 of 40
Ganderbal police arrested drug peddler, recovered 2.5 kgs of poppy str..
32 of 40
Women voters played a pivotal role in Modi’s historical victory: Priya..
33 of 40
Love, sex and dhoka: How Zakir Musa was trapped in Kashmir
34 of 40
Modi's Victory is the victory of people : Priya Sethi
35 of 40
Governor dedicates second phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to c..
36 of 40
Army soldier martyred, seven others injured in IED blast along LoC in ..
37 of 40
Kulgam encounter: Two militants killed, Search on
38 of 40
LAWDA demolishes several illegal constructions around Dal and Tsuntiku..
39 of 40
Gunfight rages in south Kashmir’s Shopian
40 of 40
Joint Director NIFT meets Governor