Ministry of Home Affairs stated that restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir will be lifted only after the local administration says yes.
The official from the ministry said that the administration is focused on ensuring the safety of citizens in Kashmir. This is not the first time that Kashmir has undergone restrictions on such a large scale. In 2016, after Burhan Wani’s death, the government imposed restrictions that were continued for months.
Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal also mentioned that the political leaders have been detained in a legal manner. Local authorities have provided the information on them.
On being asked about vehicular movement in the erstwhile state, he said that the national highway continues to function normally. Even Air-flights from valley continue to operate on a regular basis.
The official also informed the media that over 13,500 OPDs have been given required medical treatment.1400 new admissions have been done, apart from performing 600 medical procedures. He, speaking to reporters, said, “We are flagging such handles which are trying to instigate, incite violence and spreading fake news. The action is being taken by the Ministry of Telecom.
Attorney-general KK Venugopal also mentioned that the administration is easing out restrictions in a phased manner. To which, the Supreme Court said that it will review the matter after 2 weeks.