Kashmir situation normal, internet to be restored: Amit Shah

Sun Online Desk

20th November, 2019 03:45:23 printer

Kashmir situation normal, internet to be restored: Amit Shah


Indian Home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the situation is “fully normal” in Jammu and Kashmir and a decision on lifting the internet curbs in the valley will be taken soon, reports Hindustan Times.

Shah told Parliament that not a single person has died due to police firing since August 5 when the Centre nullified Article 370 of the Constitution, which conferred special status on Jammu and Kashmir.

Restrictions on public movement and communications were enforced in Jammu and Kashmir in August after the government divested the state of its special status and bifurcated it into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Several top political leaders of the valley, including National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, and Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti, have been kept under detention.

Landlines have been restored and public restrictions have been removed but the curbs on Internet services remain.

“Petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG and rice are adequately available.

Around 22 lakh metric ton apples are expected to be produced.

All landlines are open,” Shah said.

He also said all newspapers and TV channels are functioning in Kashmir and there is no decline in circulation of newspapers.

This week most of the markets in Srinagar were open from morning to evening.