Jammu: Authorities on Monday relaxed for three hours the curfew imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar township following the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother by suspected militants on Thursday night.
The local administration had given area-wise relaxation in the township for two hours on Saturday and four hours on Sunday.
This is for the first time in the past five days that the curfew was relaxed for three hours on trial basis in the entire township, District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, told PTI.
He said the relaxation was given from 2-5 pm and it passed peacefully.
The law and order situation is returning to normal and no untoward incident has been reported in the district, he said.
On November 1, the Parihar brothers were returning home after closing their stationery shop when gunmen fired at them in Tappal Gali area, following which an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of Kishtwar and Doda districts.
The curfew was lifted from Doda district including the main town and Bhadarwah along with Paddar and Chatroo sub-divisions of Kishtwar district on Saturday, but Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code continued to remain in force in these areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.