Article 370/ Restrictions in Jammu withdrawn, will continue for some time in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: The restrictions imposed in the Kashmir valley will continue for some time while those in Jammu have been fully withdrawn, a top police officer said on Wednesday.

“Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been totally withdrawn. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for some time,” Munir Khan, additional director general of police, said.

The top police officer said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is totally under control and there have been no major injuries to anyone. “There have been only a few pellet injuries that have been treated,” Khan said.

The administration had on Tuesday said that the restrictions which were imposed after the central government repealed the special status for Jammu and Kashmir would be lifted in a phased manner.

Last Monday, mobile, landline connectivity and internet services were blocked and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedures imposed.

This was done hours before the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split it into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal had Tuesday said that reasonable restrictions may be required to prevent mischief mongers from carrying out any undesirable incident.

A day after Eid al-Adha on Tuesday restrictions were eased in many parts of the Valley and people visited relatives to exchange Eid greetings.