Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday lifted the curfew imposed across the state after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, PTI reported. Prepaid mobile services were also restored in the region, more than three months after the unrest in the Valley began following Wani's death on July 8.
Police said that while curbs on the movement of people had been lifted, restrictions on the assembly of people were still in force across the state. Security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to maintain law and order, officials said. However, shops, business establishments and petrol pumps remained closed, even though private transport and autorickshaws were back on roads.
More than 90 people have been killed since the unrest in the Valley began 99 days ago. Hundreds have sustained grievous injuries during protests in the past three months. Wani's killing also led India's relations with Pakistan to deteriorate, with the neighbouring country declaring the Hizbul commander a martyr and calling for plebiscites in Kashmir.