Jammu and Kashmir: Despite Pakistan’s ‘nefarious’ efforts, there is no loss of life and property in Jammu and Kashmir, schools will open from Monday: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said that there was no loss of life or property here despite efforts by Pakistan to destabilize it. In a press conference on Friday, he gave information about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that precautions are being taken to maintain law and order. Restrictions were relaxed on Eid, but due to 15 August some restrictions remained. During this time no one was killed. He told that all schools will open from Monday. He also said that enough passes have been issued to media persons. Restrictions are constantly being reviewed. He said, the terrorists will not be reactivated. The first priority is to save people’s lives.
Let me tell you, earlier during the hearing on the petition filed for the removal of the ban on media in Kashmir, the Central Government told the Supreme Court that restrictions would be removed from Kashmir in the next few days. The government told the Supreme Court, ‘The ground reality is being reviewed daily and the Supreme Court should trust the security agencies.’
J&K Chief Secy: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 https://t.co/6upFM4GGYz
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin has challenged the restrictions on working journalists in the Valley after the abrogation of Section 370. During the hearing on the petition, the Chief Justice, while hearing, said, ‘We have read in the morning paper that the landline service has already started. On this, it has been said by Anuradha Bhasin that only some landlines are operational. On this, it was said by the Central Government that Kashmir Times is printed from Jammu, services are being started day by day. Things are slowly becoming normal.
It was said from the central government that their newspaper is being published every day. The security agency is monitoring every day. The situation is being reviewed. The court should rely on agencies. Things will become normal in a few days. All news papers are being released, why not Kashmir Times. We are removing the ban a little bit every day. Everyday we are relaxed by looking at the circumstances.
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