Curfew lifted from Srinagar district, restrictions as a consequence of pandemic to proceed


Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 5

Srinagar administration has lifted curfew restrictions within the district inside a day of imposing it —a improvement that comes a day earlier than Jammu and Kashmir will mark a yr for the reason that central authorities learn down Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution and break up the state into two union territories.

Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhury stated in his second order in as many days thge administration had determined to prematurely finish the curfew after assessing the scenario within the space.

The curfew would have in any other case gone on until Wednesday night time.

The order, nevertheless, says restrictions ordered on July 31 underneath Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code and the Disaster Management Act in view of the prevailing COVID-19 scenario will stay enforced throughout the district.

Restrictions will proceed on public motion and there shall be no industrial actions within the district.

He additionally requested individuals to keep away from public gatherings as an essential a part of the efforts to comprise the unfold of COVID-19 and urged most people to make sure strict compliance with all pointers and protocols.

The improvement comes a day after Choudhary issued an order imposing curfew with speedy impact. The order cited safety issues as the explanation, saying that it has particular safety inputs warning of presumably violent protests to mark August 5—the day the central authorities scrapped the 2 articles that gave particular standing to the state and imposed an entire lockdown within the state—as a “Black Day”.

The order stated it had safety inputs that led them to consider that “separatist and Pakistan sponsored group are planning to observe 5th August 2020 as Black Day” and that “apprehension of violation action or protests are not ruled out”. With businesses



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