He has been requested to return, an official said. Meanwhile, curfew was extended to Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi and Katra towns of the state.

The indefinite curfew imposed in Kishtwar ever since riots broke out on Friday has remained, without a break, for three days now. Authorities also brought Jammu city and Rajouri town under curfew on Saturday, in a bid to maintain law and order.

Two people died in the communal riots that broke out in Kishtwar on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Over 20 sustained injuries in firing by unruly mobs. Arson and tension later spread to other parts of the state.


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