- National Security Advisor Ajit Doval gave instructions to the officials – no Kashmiri should be disturbed
- According to officials – Section 144 is applicable in some places, exemption for Namaz on Friday
Aug 10, 2019, 12:01 AM IST
Srinagar. Four days after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the administration on Friday provided some relief to the people. DM Sushma Chauhan of Jammu district announced on Friday that Section 144 has been lifted from all areas up to Jammu municipal limits. School-colleges will start opening in the district from Saturday. The administration said that tight security under Section 144 is still in force in sensitive areas of Kashmir, but in some places it has been relaxed.
Earlier, the administration also directed to open the market in the state from 11 am to 5 pm. People have been given relief for Friday prayers. They were allowed to visit local mosques. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has instructed officials not to trouble any Kashmiri.
Teams deployed in all districts for Eid
Equal supplies required for Eid will be provided. Teams have been deployed in all districts. People will be taken care of so that there is no problem. No untoward incident has occurred so far. Governor Satyapal Malik took stock of the situation in Kashmir on Friday. He also met patients at the hospital in Srinagar. He said that Eid will be celebrated in Kashmir in a grand manner. Things are becoming increasingly common here.
Yechury stopped at Srinagar Airport
The CPI [M] General Secretary reached Srinagar Airport on Friday. However, security officials intercepted him at the airport. Yechury arrived here to meet his party workers and leaders.
Azad was stopped at Srinagar Airport on Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was detained at the Srinagar Airport. He was returned to Delhi. He was accompanied by State Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir. According to reports, it has been feared that the opposition leaders in opposition to the government may incite people to protest in the state. Section-144 has been implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from August 5.
The situation in Kashmir is like a prisoner camp: Chaudhary
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary had said on Thursday that the PM had announced from the Red Fort that we would not embrace the Kashmiris with bullets, but would push them forward, but today the situation in Kashmir is similar to a prisoner camp. Mobile and internet are closed in the valley, the Amarnath Yatra was stopped.