Authorities lifted the curfew from all parts of Kashmir, barring Anantnag town, on Tuesday. However, restrictions on the assembly of four or more people will continue in other parts of the Valley, reported PTI.

Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone told the Hindustan Times, “There will be no restrictions in any part of Srinagar district on July 26.” Curfew was imposed across Kashmir on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was gunned down by security forces. Over the 17 days of restrictions, 47 people being killed and 5,500 others injured in clashes in the Valley.

However, normalcy is yet to be restored in the state, as schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained closed after separatist groups called for a strike till 2 pm on Tuesday. Separatist leaders – who have called for complete three-day shutdown from July 27 – have asked residents to march towards south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday and Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on Friday.