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Rajnath to visit Kashmir, curfew lifted in valley

At least 71 people, which included 68 civilians and three policemen, have been killed in violence

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Publish Date: Aug 29 2016 1:33PM | Updated Date: Aug 29 2016 1:33PM

Rajnath to visit Kashmir, curfew lifted in valley

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead an all-party team to Srinagar on September 4. Curfew was lifted from almost all parts of the Kashmir Valley after 51 days.

 
Curfew was lifted from the entire valley except Pulwama and in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and M.R. Gunj police stations in Srinagar city.
 
Decision came after a high level meeting on Sunday evening, reports said.
 
The home minister has been constantly reviewing the situation in Kashmir ever since unrest started a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces on July 8.
 
However, separatists in the valley have continued with their protest shutdown despite the lifting of the curfew.
 
 Last week, the separatists asked people to continue the shutdown till September 1.
 
At least 71 people, which included 68 civilians and three policemen, have been killed in violence that began on July 9. 
 
More than 11,000 others, including civilians and security personnel, have been injured.