Curfew lifted from all parts of Jammu and Kashmir

Shops and other business establishments continue to remain closed due to separatist call for a shutdown Photograph:( Getty )

Srinagar Sep 25, 2016, 10.02 AM (IST)

India has lifted months-long curfew from all parts of Kashmir on Sunday (September 25).

Restriction on assembly of people, however, remain in force, Indian authorities said.

"The entire Kashmir Valley is curfew-free today but restrictions are in place in many parts as a precautionary measure," a police official said.

Curfew has been lifted due to improving security situation in the embattled region.

Curbs were relaxed from most parts of the state on September 20, barring a few areas in Srinagar. 

However, businesses and schools remained closed despite the alleviation of curfew, as separatists have called for the region to be on shutdown mode.

Markets, though, have been given a 16-hour window by the separatists beginning today at 2 pm. Traders can do their business till 6 am tomorrow (Monday).

Kashmir has been mired in violence ever since Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani was shot dead by Indian security forces. Anti-India protests, deadly clashes with Indian forces soon ensued. So far, 82 people including two Indian policemen have been killed in the months-long unrest. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)