Curfew relaxed in J-K’s Bhaderwah for 12 hours

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Curfew was relaxed for 12 hours from 7 am in the Bhaderwah district on Saturday as the overall situation in the town, remained peaceful, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The curfew was imposed in Doda district’s Bhaderwah on 9 June following communal tension in the wake of protests over remarks by now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Announcing the curfew relaxation from 7 am to 7 pm, the officials said as per the report that all educational institutions will remain closed for the tenth day on Saturday as a precautionary measure and are likely to reopen on Monday.

Broadband and mobile internet services remained suspended across Doda and are expected to be restored after a fresh review of the situation by senior civil and police officers later in the day, they said.

The curfew was first relaxed in Bhaderwah for two hours on 15 June, followed by five hours in two phases on 16 June and four hours on 17 June.

Police and government forces are deployed in strength in the town to maintain law and order, the officials said. (PTI)

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