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Jammu And Kashmir Lockdown : Schools , Colleges In Valley Likely To Open From 19th August

Picture Courtesy : AFP
Picture Courtesy : AFP

Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar.

“Restrictions on the movement of people have been eased in most parts of the Valley. The situation so far has remained peaceful,” a senior official of the state administration said.

He said while the deployment of security forces on the ground remains as earlier, people were allowed to move around the city and other towns.

Meanwhile , It is learnt form media reports that Jammu and Kashmir administration is likely to ask schools and colleges to open from Monday, sources aware of the development have said.

News agency PTI has reported that government secretariat and other offices will start functioning from Friday while easing of public curbs would depend on day’s development after the ‘namaaz’, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said

Kashmir was placed a under a total clampdown on August 5, hours before Union home minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha that the special status for the state had been revoked.

The state administration has directed government employees to report at work from Friday through a radio announcement.

However, the communication clampdown continues as all telephone and Internet services remained suspended.

While schools are closed for the past two weeks, shops and other business establishments too remained shut since August 5.

The official said the situation in the Valley was being monitored on a real-time basis and the decision to remove the forces would depend on the ground situation.

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