Restrictions have been lifted in 92% of Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi | The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday stated that 92 per cent of the areas in Jammu and Kashmir have no restriction now.

The state was under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370, which granted it special status.

“It was very important to understand that 92 per cent of the area of Jammu and Kashmir, they have no restriction. Landline communication has been restored fully. All telephone exchange is operational. Mobile connectivity is being extended gradually including in Srinagar,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a press conference.

“There was no shortage of medicines in the state and that all essential supplies including electricity, water supply, healthcare, and education are being ensured. Hospitals and medical facilities are functioning normally. There is no shortage of medicines”, he clarified.

Kumar stated that efforts are being made to ensures that normalcy returns as quickly as possible in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is fully committed towards this exercise, we hope that this happens at the earliest possible time”, said MEA.

The efforts of the state government to reopen schools have not fully succeeded as parents continue to keep children at home due to apprehension about their safety.

Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir on 5th of August, 2019.

The MEA Spokesperson further added that banks and ATM facilities are operating normally in the region.

“The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is fully committed towards this exercise. We hope that this happens at the earliest possible time” said the MEA.

Earlier in the month of August Government of India scrapped article 370 from the constitution which conferred special status to the state Jammu and Kashmir. The centre bifurcated the state into two union territories: Ladhak and Jammu and Kashmir.

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