Curfew Relaxed In Leh And Kargil With Improvement In Situation
15 February 2006
Srinagar: With situation improving further in Ladhakh region, which had witnessed widespread violence following reports of alleged desecration of Quran, day curfew was lifted today in Buddhist dominated Leh and relaxed for six hours in Kargil, official sources said here. Day curfew has been lifted in Leh district, District Development Commissioner Satish Nehru told PTI adding there will be no curfew in the district from 8 AM to 8 PM. However, night curfew will remain in force, he added. The step was taken as no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district for the last three days, Nehru said. Similarly, authorities in Kargil relaxed curfew for six hours today from 10 AM, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kargil Danish Rana told PTI. He said the situation was limping back to normalcy as there was no report of any untoward incident for the last three days. The twin districts were brought under curfew last week as violence erupted in the Ladakh region following allegations of desecration of the Quran in Bodh Kharboo area of Kargil on February six. Buddhists and Muslims clashed at several places in both Leh and Kargil towns forcing the authorities to seek help of Army, ITBP and CRPF in maintaining law and order.