Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation
An Army jawan was killed on Saturday in ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by indulging in firing and shelling in Keran sector on Saturday morning, a police official said.
He stated that an Army jawan Harshid Badarya lost his life in this incident. The firing has stopped, the official said, adding further details were awaited.
Meanwhile, authorities on Saturday lifted curfew from parts of the summer capital where the curbs were imposed to foil the separatists’ plans of holding a congregation at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar even as normal life remained affected in Kashmir Valley for the 127th consecutive day.
“Curfew has been lifted in the five police station areas of the city where it was imposed yesterday as a precautionary measure,” a police official said.
He said there were no curbs on the movement of people anywhere in the Valley.
The lifting of the restrictions led to an increased movement of people and transport in the city.
Inter-district cabs were also plying on some routes connecting the other districts of the Valley with the summer capital.