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#Watch: Section 144 withdrawn from Jammu; life returns to normalcy

The situation is now returning to normalcy as curfew has been lifted in Jammu. All government and private schools of Jammu division also opened today.

 

New Delhi| After a peaceful atmosphere in Jammu following the abrogation of Article 370, Section 144 has been lifted. The situation is now returning to normalcy as curfew has been lifted. All government and private schools of Jammu division also opened today. The markets were crowded after the withdrawal of Section 144. All the shops were opened today where people were seen buying essential items.

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On Monday, the government imposed section 144 in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar. The mobile internet and landline were also cut-off. Govt said that this was done as a precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incident as Govt introduced a bill to abrogate Article 370 and split J&K into two Union territories. After the bills were passed in both the houses of parliament, NSA Ajit Doval was also seen visiting various parts of Kashmir to take stock of the situation. He was seen interacting with locals and sharing food with them.

What Satya Pal Malik said on withdrawal of Section 144 from Jammu

Due to Section 144, the contingents of additional security forces were deployed on the roads. However, security forces are still deployed in some places to monitor the situation. According to reports, the situation is normal in 10 districts of the state. At the same time, mobile Internet service in Jammu is still at suspended, but common life is slowly starting to get back on track.

On the other hand, section 144 is still applicable in Kashmir and the movement of people and vehicles on the roads is negligible. After lifting Section 144, Governor Satyapal Malik has also made a statement. He has said that the administration has made full preparations for the people of Srinagar to celebrate Bakr Eid. He has said that necessary arrangements have been made in the state to celebrate Bakrid.

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