February 2006 News

Curfew Relaxed In Leh, Kargil

13 February 2006
The Times of India

Srinagar: The curfew imposed in the Jammu and Kashmir towns of Leh and Kargil following last week's clashes between Buddhists and Muslims was partially relaxed on Monday. Curfew was relaxed for six hours in Leh and for five hours in Kargil, and no untoward incident was reported from the two towns, said central Kashmir range police chief Farooq Ahmed. Trouble had erupted in the two towns in the Ladakh region following the alleged desecration of the Quran in a mosque near Leh. The situation in the two towns was fast returning to normalcy, Ahmed said. 'Prominent persons from the two communities today took out a peace march in Leh and visited various localities,' he said. Security forces are also patrolling the two towns to restore normalcy.


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