In a major relief to Kashmiris all over the nation, Shafiq Mir, Chairman, All J&K Panchayat Conference on Friday, has reported that his team which has toured interior areas of Kashmir valley has reported that not a single untoward incident has been reported from any corner of the state in the last 10 days. He assured Kashmiris staying outside the state of their family's well-being with the above statement.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam addressed a press conference and announced that the schools and colleges in the Union Territory will be opened from Monday and the situation will be eased gradually over the period of time in a few days.
During the press briefing, the J&K Chief Secretary also said that the movement of public transport will also be initiated area-wise gradually, while the government offices have been made fully-functional from Friday itself. Telecom connectivity will also be restored in a phased, he confirmed.
Here's a brief on the announcement made with respect to Jammu and Kashmir by the Chief Secretary:
Supporting the Centre on the precarious Jammu-Kashmir issue, earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court said that it will wait for some time before passing any orders on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on a plea that it heard seeking the removal of restrictions of media in the erstwhile state. During the hearing, the Centre told the apex court that the situation is improving in Jammu and Kashmir and the curbs are being lifted gradually.