As rumours of unrest in the Kashmirvalley spreads, Jammu and Kashmir cops clarified that the state was peaceful and 'fabricated' videos are being spread. A Jammu and Kashmir Police office shared a drone video of the state on August 10. It shows the roads fill with vehicles and poeple continuing with their chores. The video has clips from many districts namely Baramula, Pulwama, Budgam, Ganderbal. It also shows different locations in Srinagar. Watch the video below:
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday night said the situation in the state was peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported in last one week. "There has been no untoward incident barring minor stone-pelting which was dealt with on the spot and was nipped in the bud," Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh told PTI.
He was asked about the situation in the state after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told media-persons in New Delhi that situation in J-K has deteriorated.Minutes after Gandhi made the statement, the Srinagar Police also tweeted that the situation was peaceful. "Situation in valley has remained normal today. No untoward incident has been reported. At selective locations restriction was lifted temporarily," it said.
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval who is in the valley sent a report to the Home Ministry saying the situation is normal in Kashmir.
On ground to review security situation, NSA Ajit Doval told the Centre that the decision to revoke Article 370 has been widely welcomed by the people of Kashmir. There is peace and normalcy in J&K and it had been event free. No agitation and people are also moving about for essential work," NSA Ajit Doval said.
Further in his report, NSA Ajit Doval said locals feel reassured with Amit Shah's statement on Jammu and Kashmir becoming a state again. Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that J&K will become a state again one day at the appropriate time if situation improves and that we don’t want it to remain UT forever has been welcomed by local population, Doval said. Locals are supportive and feel the change was well-planned and feel sufficiently reassured by statements and actions of Centre, Doval mentioned in his report to the Centre.
Republic TV on Thursday spoke exclusively and at length to Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, who gave an on-ground account of the current security situation in the Kashmir valley in the aftermath of its full integration as Indian Parliament passed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that scraped Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh.
Informing about the security situation he said, " In the last 4 days there has not been a single human casualty - be it civilian or security personnel. That is an achievement in itself. Despite lots happening, the control is positive and there is absolute calm in the valley." He then clarified that army is reaching at far flung areas to help each and every citizens: "There is no need to panic. Everyone is being looked after. Having said that - there are certain restrictions for safety and security of people. Security situation is 100 % under control and normal as of now," the Chinar Corps Commander said.