Restrictions in Jammu lifted, will stay in Kashmir for some time: SC
New Delhi : The restrictions imposed by the government ahead of scrapping Article 370 have been completely lifted from Jammu while they will stay in some parts of the Kashmir for sometime, said a senior police officer, adding that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in now under control.
"Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely removed. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for sometime," said Munir Khan, one of the senior-most officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, at a press conference in Srinagar.
The announcement from the police department came after the Union Home Ministry announced that the restrictions will be removed in a phased manner.
Serious restriction were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on August 4 – one day before government decided to announce scrapping of Article 370 in the state and bifurcate it into two Union Territories.
Almost 400 political leaders of the Kashmir Valley, including two former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, are under detention. More than 50,000 security personnel are on streets.
Eid-al-Adha or Bakrid had passed peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, barring a few sporadic incidents, the government had said.
While, the matter of restriction and house arrests were dragged to the Supreme Court, the apex body said it is sensitive case and government must be given the needed time to resolve the situation.