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J-K restrictions to be eased in next few days, schools to reopen in phases

The government has decided to start rolling back the unprecedented clampdown on communication and restrictions on movement imposed in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days, the state’s top bureaucrat said on Friday. Phone lines in Srinagar will start getting restored from tonight, first in Srinagar and schools will start reopening from Monday, area by area.

The restrictions will be eased in a gradual calibrated manner, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam announced. He said the restrictions had been imposed due to credible inputs about efforts by terrorist groups based out of Pakistan to carry out attacks and create disturbances.

“There hasn’t been a single loss of life or serious injuries to anyone despite efforts by Pakistan to destablise,” the top bureaucrat in the state said, attributing the achievement to cooperation by people and the steps taken by security forces

First Published:
Aug 16, 2019 15:22 IST

Source: HindustanTimes