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Curfew lifted from some areas of Kashmir five days after Afzal Guru’s execution

Srinagar, Feb. 13 : A curfew that was imposed across Kashmir as a precautionary measure following the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, was partially lifted on Wednesday.

"Curfew has been lifted from Nigeen, Lal Bazaar and Zakura police station areas and it some relaxation has been provided in Ram Munshi bagh, Kothibagh, Saddar, Rajbagh and Shergarhi areas of the valley. Strict restrictions will not be imposed in these areas if the situation remains peaceful," said a police spokesman.

However, the remaining areas of the valley are still under curfew for the fifth consecutive day.

The authorities enforced a strict curfew in all the ten district of the Kashmir region where thousands of police and soldiers patrolled deserted streets and urged residents to stay indoors.

Shops have remained shut, along with most schools, and daily activities are subject to severe disruption.

The execution took place on Saturday February 9 after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy petition from Afzal Guru. (ANI)