Kashmir heads towards normalcy; offices functional, schools to reopen from Monday

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Srinagar: Amid tension in Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping of Article 370, the normalcy seems to be restored in the valley as restriction will be eased from Kashmir.

In a press address on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, said that “after today’s Friday measures, there will be an easing of restrictions for the next two days.”

He furth said that movement of public transport have been made operational and school will be reopened from Monday.

“Schools will be opened after the weekend area by area. Movement of public transport to be made operational. Govt offices are functional from today (Friday). Telecom connectivity will be gradually eased and restored in a phased manner,” Subrahmanyam said.

Meanwhile, according to Subrahmanyam, 12 out of 22 districts are functioning normally with some limited restrictions in five districts.

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“Steps consequently taken included restrictions on free movement & telecom connectivity prevention of large gathering, closure of schools & colleges. A few preventive detentions of individuals were also made in accordance with provisions of law to maintain law & order,” J&K Chief Secy said.

“Preventive detentions are being reviewed & appropriate decisions will be made based on law and order assessments. The govt’s focus is on the earliest return to normalcy while ensuring that terrorist forces are given no opportunity to wreak havoc as in the past,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary added.

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