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Restrictions lifted in Jammu, to continue in Kashmir: Top cop

The Jammu and Kashmir administration had on Tuesday said that the restrictions which were imposed after the central government revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir would be lifted in a phased manner.

Restrictions lifted in Jammu, to continue in Kashmir: Top cop
Security personnel stand guard during restrictions in Srinagar on August 12. (PTI)

The restrictions imposed in the Kashmir valley will continue for some time while those in Jammu have been completely removed, a top police officer said on Wednesday.

“Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely removed. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for sometime,” PTI quoted Munir Khan, additional director general of police, as saying.

The top police officer said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is totally under control and there have been no major injuries to anyone. “There have been only a few pellet injuries that have been treated,” Khan said.

The administration had on Tuesday said that the restrictions which were imposed after the central government revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir would be lifted in a phased manner.

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Last Monday, mobile, landline connectivity and internet services were blocked and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedures imposed. This was done hours before the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split it into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.

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