Restrictions lifted in Jammu, to continue in Kashmir for some time: J-K Police
Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: The restrictions imposed in Kashmir will continue for a while longer while curbs have been completely lifted in Jammu, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer said on Wednesday.
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is totally under control and there have been no major injuries to anyone, Additional Director General Munir Khan said.
"Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely removed. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for sometime," he said.
There have been only a few pellet injuries that have been treated, he said.
The statement comes after the authorities on Tuesday said that the retrictions in the Valley were being removed in a phased manner.
In a tweet, the MHA also said that the situation in the Jammu division has been restored after assessment by relevant local authorities.
“The restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir are being eased out in a phased manner in the Valley and the situation in the Jammu division has been restored after assessment by relevant local authorities,” the MHA tweeted on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had refused to interfere with the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government imposing restrictions, including shutdown of communication services, after the abrogation of Article 370 and said "reasonable time" should be given to authorities to ensure normalcy as the "situation is very sensitive".
The apex court said it will have to wait for the "real picture" to emerge and look into "all the pros and cons" before going into the issues raised in the "poorly drafted" and "very carelessly filed" plea with perhaps the petitioner also not knowing the truth of the situation.
It took note of the Centre's stand that it was reviewing the situation in the region on a day-to-day basis as also the reports from district magistrates, and relaxations are being ordered accordingly.
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