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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik: Situation peaceful; PM’s speech had a calming effect

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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, while speaking to media told that the erstwhile state is returning to complete normalcy. He described the existing environment in the region as peaceful.


Section 144 has also been lifted from the region, which has increased people’s confidence in the administration. Satya Pal Malik has been continuously assessing the situation on the ground level and monitoring the administration of newly formed Union territory.

The Governor also lauded the efforts of the Modi government and showed appreciation to Modi’s speech. He told that the national address given by Prime Minister on revoking of Article 370 has had a calming effect on people.

Modi government scrapped Article 370, Article 35A and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories (UTs) earlier this week. President Ram Nath Kovind also gave his assent to the legislation on Friday, that will come into existence on October 31.

 

Law Ministry has also issued an official notification informing the same.

He also informed the media that for ensuring essential and basic services (water, sanitation, and power supply) to people, 1600 employees are on duty. For this, Langars have been organized at various hospitals and other places. In Kashmir alone, over 10,000 people are holding onto their duties. He informed that the newly formed Union territory has a good stock of two month’s ration and there exists proper stock of petrol, diesel, and LPG to meet people’s needs.

He said that the ATMs are currently operational and there is a good flow of money. Additionally, for August, an advance salary for daily wage workers has also been released.

On being asked about the administration’s preparation for upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, he assured that arrangements have been made for over 2.55 lakh goat/sheep and there will be a proper celebration of the festival.

He also undertook a visit to Lalla Ded Hospital and GB Pant hospital for ensuring all-round clock services of medical facilities.

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