Amid communication blockade, curfew imposed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370, Republic TV's Zeenat Zeeshan brought the ground report from South Kashmir's apparent terror hotbed, Anantnag.
A day before Eid, Zeenat reported from Anantnag, wherein NSA Ajit Doval visited twice in a week to review the law and order situation of the state.
However, the situation in contrast to the claims of fearmongers could be seen returning gradually back to normalcy. In visuals, the vehicular numbers could be seen increasing, the visibility of security forces had reduced after no reports of violence.
In visuals, locals could be seen queuing up for ATM, and taking public transport,
The restrictions were eased on the ground, after no casualty and or civilian injury was reported.
NSA Ajit Doval visited Anantnag where terrorists have been frequent and was seen interacting with the locals. Doval's interaction with a small boy shows him inquiring if everything is fine and if he was happy. The crowd around Doval is seen responding positively and assuring him that they are not facing any hardships in the state.
This comes just days after Doval had back-to-back interactions in the open in Kashmir, first having a street-side lunch with locals, and then, interacting with CRPF personnel.
Republic's ground reporting from Srinagar and other parts of the state has shown that there is no curfew in place, rather, vehicular and pedestrian traffic is clearly visible on the streets, while a number of other services, particularly ATMs and medical services are also up and running.
Republic TV's ground reports from Jammu and Kashmir have shown that normalcy reigns on the streets of both Jammu and Srinagar. On Friday, state officials had confirmed that there was no curfew, that it was a Section 144 prohibitory order that had been imposed, and also, that it had been relaxed in order for the locals to be able to offer Friday prayers. Furthermore, they elaborated on the steps being taken to guarantee a smooth celebration of Eid on Monday, with food items and other essentials being supplied. In Jammu, Section 144 has been lifted, marketplaces and schools are now open.