Jammu curfew lifted in phases
7 February 2001
Jammu: The violence hit temple town of Jammu today limped back to normalcy as the state administration relaxed the curfew in the city in phases. The curfew was imposed on the city on Monday following demonstrations held by the Sikh community to protest against the killings of six Sikhs in the Kashmir valley on Saturday. The curfew was initially relaxed for three hours from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the old city, an official spokesman said. In view of the relaxed situation, the authorities extended it further to 3 p.m. and later up to 6 p.m. The secretariat and many other offices opened and functioned after two days. In Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Simbal and other Sikh-dominated areas across the Tawi bridge, the curfew was relaxed from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This was for the first time that the curfew was lifted since Monday. The curfew will be relaxed in the entire Jammu city tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and if the situation remains peaceful, it can be extended further, official sources said. Meanwhile Udhampur and RS Pura observed bandh today in protest against the killings of the Sikhs in Jehjoor Nagar in Srinagar.