Jammu and Kashmir Resumes Normal Life

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Prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 has been lifted in Jammu and curfew was relaxed in Doda and Kishtwar districts on Friday, paving the way for resumption of normal activities that were badly hit after special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated.

According to officials, the situation in Kathua, Samba and Udhampur districts was largely normal and most of the educational institutions there reopened on Friday.

The officials further informed that restrictions, however, continued to be in place in Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts.

The district administration of Jammu withdrew prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 on Friday that was imposed on August 5 in view of the Centre’s move of scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution.

According to the order issued by Jammu District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan, all schools, colleges and academic institutions may resume their functioning normally from Saturday (August 10).

Kishtwar District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana said that the curfew was relaxed for one hour in a phased manner in different parts of the town for the first time since its imposition on Monday.

Rana while quoted by PTI, said that Friday prayers passed off peacefully across the district. The curfew was first relaxed in areas falling under Kudleed, Wasar, Sangrambhata and Girinagar from 4 pm to 5 pm and then relaxed in Pachhal-A, Pochal-B, Hatta, Sarkoot and Bhagwan Mohalla areas from 6 pm to 7 pm.

He further stated that the situation remain peaceful adding that the curfew will be relaxed in other parts of the town and its adjacent areas on Saturday.

The officials also informed that the curfew was also relaxed in Bhadarwah town and its adjoining areas in Doda district in a phased manner.

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