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August 05, 2020 00:00:00 | Javid Ahmad

Curfew lifted, 'COVID-restrictions' to continue

Curfew imposed by the government on Tuesday was lifted in Srinagar while COVID-19 related restrictions would continue to remain enforced in Kashmir.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar district on Tuesday after the government apprehended "violent protests" in view of "the plans" by the "separatists and Pakistan-sponsored groups" to observe August 5 as "black day".
On Tuesday, columns of Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel stood guard on roads and vital intersections in the city to prevent public assembly and movement.
According to locals, Police made announcements through the public address system about the imposition of strict curfew for two days.
The forces also installed barricades and concertina wires in the city to regulate movement of essential services and emergencies.
However, there will be no curfew on August 5 as the situation remained peaceful on August 4.
"Pursuant to the review of the incident-free situation on August 4 and further reports received in this context, the matter has been re-examined and it has been decided to to lift the restrictions," reads a latest order issued by district magistrate Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
However, the precautionary measures and orders already notified in view of COVID-19 containment will continue, the latest order reads.
The order states there would be a complete lockdown in red zones of the district while there will be restrictions on movement of more than three persons besides shops and business establishments would remain closed.
Transport services except essential service would also remain suspended, according to the order.
However, medical emergencies and movement of staff on COVID-19 duty with pass and valid cards have been exempted from the restrictions, the order said.
On Monday, district administration Srinagar ordered imposition of curfew in Srinagar in view of the "inputs" about "violent protests" endangering public life and property as the "separatist and Pakistan-sponsored groups" were "planning" to observe August 5 as a "black day".
On August 5 last year, the Government of India abrogated Article 370 of the Indian constitution and downgraded the erstwhile state into two union territories -Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.
The government imposed curfew and communication lockdown while several mainstream political leaders, "separatists" and alleged stone pelters were detained to prevent "protests" against the August 5 move.

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August 05, 2020 00:00:00 | Javid Ahmad

Curfew lifted, 'COVID-restrictions' to continue

              

Curfew imposed by the government on Tuesday was lifted in Srinagar while COVID-19 related restrictions would continue to remain enforced in Kashmir.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar district on Tuesday after the government apprehended "violent protests" in view of "the plans" by the "separatists and Pakistan-sponsored groups" to observe August 5 as "black day".
On Tuesday, columns of Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel stood guard on roads and vital intersections in the city to prevent public assembly and movement.
According to locals, Police made announcements through the public address system about the imposition of strict curfew for two days.
The forces also installed barricades and concertina wires in the city to regulate movement of essential services and emergencies.
However, there will be no curfew on August 5 as the situation remained peaceful on August 4.
"Pursuant to the review of the incident-free situation on August 4 and further reports received in this context, the matter has been re-examined and it has been decided to to lift the restrictions," reads a latest order issued by district magistrate Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
However, the precautionary measures and orders already notified in view of COVID-19 containment will continue, the latest order reads.
The order states there would be a complete lockdown in red zones of the district while there will be restrictions on movement of more than three persons besides shops and business establishments would remain closed.
Transport services except essential service would also remain suspended, according to the order.
However, medical emergencies and movement of staff on COVID-19 duty with pass and valid cards have been exempted from the restrictions, the order said.
On Monday, district administration Srinagar ordered imposition of curfew in Srinagar in view of the "inputs" about "violent protests" endangering public life and property as the "separatist and Pakistan-sponsored groups" were "planning" to observe August 5 as a "black day".
On August 5 last year, the Government of India abrogated Article 370 of the Indian constitution and downgraded the erstwhile state into two union territories -Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.
The government imposed curfew and communication lockdown while several mainstream political leaders, "separatists" and alleged stone pelters were detained to prevent "protests" against the August 5 move.