Home Minister Amit Shah while speaking about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir said in Rajya Sabha that the government will restore internet connection in Kashmir as soon as the local administration feels it is fit to do so.
Responding to a series of questions during question hour, Shah also asserted that not a single person has died in police firing after August 5 when the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped.
He also said all newspapers and TV channels are functioning in Kashmir and there is no decline in circulation of newspapers.
Availability of medicines is adequate, there is no problem. Mobile medicine vans have also started. The administration has taken care of health services.
Availability of petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG and rice is adequate. 22 lakh metric ton apples are expected to be produced. All landlines are open.
“The situation there was always normal. There were many notions spread all over the world. There is total normalcy prevailing. After August 5, not a single person has died in police firing although many feared there would be bloodshed and more number of killings,” the home minister said.