Curfew relaxed for two hours in parts of Jammu

Jammu: Ramesh Kumar, District Magistrate of Jammu today ordered the relaxation of curfew for two hours in the jurisdiction of three police station Nawabad, Jammu city and Peer Mitha from 11.30 am to 01.30 pm. The rest of the city continued to remain in force as it had witnessed massive protests in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

The curfew was announce on Friday after the Pulwama terror attack on 14 february in which 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives.

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, Advisors to Governor Satya Pal Malik met him at the Raj Bhavan yesterday evening and briefed him on the prevailing law and order situation.

However, restrictions under section 144 CrPC would remain imposed to maintain law and order. All wine shops and bars would remain closed, Kumar said.

According to reports, the decision to relax curfew in other parts of the city would be taken looking at the conditions during the two-hour relaxation today. No untoward incident was reported from anywhere since Sunday, said official reports.

Jammu University announced postponement of all examinations scheduled for the day in view of the prevailing situation in the State. “All the examinations of the university of Jammu scheduled to be held on February 19 stand postponed due to unavoidable circumstances,” varsity spokesperson Vinay Thusoo said. However, Mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended as a precautionary measure to check spread of rumours but BSNL broadband services are functioning normally.