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Curfew lifted in Indian Kashmir amid eruption of fresh clashes

A protester throws a stone amidst smoke from tear gas fired by Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Authorities lifted a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir after 52 days of lockdown amid deadly violence, but street clashes broke out again Monday between protesters and security forces. Restrictions were lifted throughout most of the tense Kashmir Valley including the main city of Sringar “following improvement in the situation”, police said in a statement late Sunday. It was unclear whether the relaxation of restrictions would continue in the northern Himalayan region, where 68 civilians and two police officers have been killed since the unrest erupted last month. Schools and businesses remained closed on Monday and many streets in Srinagar were largely…

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