J&K: Curfew continues for sixth day

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 14:01 hrs
J&K: Curfew continues for sixth day

Curfew continued in several places in Kashmir Valley, including parts of Srinagar city, for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday, reports said.

Curfew was imposed in Kashmir following the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Saturday.

According to reports, curfew continued in old city areas of Srinagar and several other towns including Sopore, Pattan and Shopian.

However, it was relaxed in several areas in Srinagar district.

Curfew was partially lifted in several areas of Srinagar city on Wednesday.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said ´no ban´ was imposed on publication of newspapers in the Valley.

Omar said the dailies decided not to print as curfew had made ´delivery of newspapers impossible´.

"There is NO ban on newspapers in Kashmir. Papers are choosing not to print because restrictions make delivery of newspapers impossible. 1/4," Omar tweeted.

"If there was a ban then it would have extended to their Internet editions as well which are regularly being updated 2/4," he said.

"As the restrictions ease the newspapers will resume publication because the problem isn´t with printing its with them being unable to sell," the Chief Minister said.

"And those continuously going on about a "government gag" would be well advised to produce a single copy of this gag order 4/4," he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Several media offices started functioning from Wednesday.

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