Curfew relaxed in Jammu for 7 hours

Jammu: Authorities relaxed curfew for a few hours in Jammu from 7 am to 2 pm on Thursday.

However, prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC remained in force to maintain law and order, officials said.

Meanwhile, all wine shops and bars will remain closed. District Magistrate, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday had said that all government and private schools will reopen on Thursday and the exams will be conducted as per schedule.

However, he said all colleges in the district will remain closed. Mobile internet service stands suspended since Friday when the curfew was imposed in Jammu city.

Curfew was relaxed in a phased manner in the city this week. On Wednesday, the DM initially ordered a relaxation in the curfew in the entire city from 8 am to 11 am, and later extended it till 7.30 pm as no untoward incident was reported.

Kumar further added saying that the curfew was relaxed in the entire city on Wednesday and the relaxation period passed off peacefully while on Thursday, the relaxation will continue but the timing will be decided in the morning after reviewing the situation.

The curfew was imposed in Jammu after rightwing mobsters and arsonists attacked Kashmiris and muslim communities following the militant attack on CRPF in Pulwama that left 49 CRPF personnel dead.

The mobsters torched dozens of vehicles of Kashmiris and attacked the quarters of Kashmiri employees.

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