Srinagar: Curfew was relaxed indefinitely in the Kashmir Valley Friday evening, an official said.
The Union Home Secretary G K Pillai has said that curfew has been lifted from the Kashmir Valley from Friday evening onwards.
“Curfew has been relaxed in wake of a festival at Hazratbal Shrine. Relaxation will continue till Saturday evening,” Pillai told state-run Doordarshan Kendra.
The curfew was relaxed in all parts of the Kashmir Valley from 8 p.m. onwards, the official added.
The head cleric of Srinagar had Friday appealed to the state government to relax the curfew so that people could observe the Shab-e-Meraj religious festival.
Mufti Azaam Bashir-ud-Din also appealed to the people to perform their religious duties connected with Shab-e-Meraj (anniversary of the night-time ascension of Prophet to heaven from Jerusalem and marked by visits to graves of family and friends to pray for their souls) peacefully.