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Restrictions to continue in Kashmir for some time; fully prepared for I-Day celebrations: J-K Police

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that the Government-imposed restrictions have been completely lifted in Jammu.

SNS | New Delhi |

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that the Government-imposed restrictions have been completely lifted in Jammu, while they “will continue for some more time at certain places in the Kashmir Valley”.

“Restrictions are nor imposed in a generalised manner,” J-K Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muneer Khan said.

The senior police officer that their primary focus is to ensure peaceful Independence Day celebrations across the state on August 15.

Khan further said that the law and order situation is totally under control, adding that there have been only localised incidents in various parts of Srinagar district and other districts, which had been contained and dealt with locally. There have been no major injuries, he said.

There have been a few pellet injuries and they were also treated effectively by the J-K Police.

“Our biggest endeavour is that no civil casualty should take place,” Muneer Khan said.

“When a new situation of law and order arises, opposite parties including the neighbouring states take the initiative of unleashing the propaganda. Videos of 2016 and 2010 are in circulation now, that is part of propaganda,” the police officer said.

The state police is taking all measures to thwart such attempts, he added.

On being asked about the preparations by the Jammu and Kashmir by the police, Khan said “everything was in place,” and further urged the people to celebrate Independence Day on a low profile.

His remarks come a day after the Union Government said that restrictions will be eased out in a phased manner in the Valley.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under virtual curfew on 5 August when the Modi government scrapped the Article 370 and split the state into two union territories.

Restrictions have been lifted in Jammu but the mobile internet lockdown is continuing.

Meanwhile, almost 400 political leaders of the Valley including two former chief ministers – Omar and Mehbooba are under detention.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Central government required time to bring back normalcy in the Kashmir Valley as nothing can be done overnight.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra made the observation when the Central government informed the court that it was doing everything necessary to maintain law and order in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Parliament had last Tuesday approved a resolution to abrogate special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and pass a bill to split the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.