The Amarnath Yatra had remained suspended for the last three days."The Amarnath Yatra resumed early on Tuesday. 225 pilgrims were allowed to move at around 4.30 am this morning," a police official said.

"The pilgrims moved in six buses and one light vehicle. Adequate security has been provided to ensure their safety," he said. Normal traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has still not resumed. Traffic on the Pathankot-Jammu and Jammu-Srinagar highway was halted following tension along the road after the Kishtwar violence on Friday.

Curfew continued in the eight districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Reasi, Udhampur, Rajouri, Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu region. Loudspeaker-fitted police vehicles announced in the morning that curfew was in force in these districts and that people should remain indoors.

While curfew continued for the fifth day in Kishtwar district where it was imposed on Friday following communal clashes, in other districts it continued for the fourth day on Tuesday. No curfew was imposed in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu region in the aftermath of the Kishtwar clashes.

The Doda district magistrate said no curfew has been imposed in Doda town, although  the same was imposed as a precautionary measure in Gandoh, Thatri, Prem Nagar and Bhaderwah areas of the district. Authorities on Monday evening relaxed curfew for three hours in Samba district after which it was re-imposed.

In all other parts of Kathua district, except the main town, curfew was relaxed for two hours on Monday evening. In Reasi district, curfew was relaxed for three hours, while in Udhampur, authorities relaxed curfew for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.

(Agencies)

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