Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley, markets shut

Srinagar, August 3

Restrictions have been imposed within the Kashmir Valley on Monday, with officers saying that the curbs had been enforced as a part of efforts to include the unfold of Covid.

The restrictions come two days forward of the primary anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing.

No motion of individuals, besides important companies and medical emergencies, was being allowed, the officers stated.

The authorities sealed a lot of the roads and marketplaces and sought the cooperation of the general public to make the lockdown a hit.

District magistrates stated strict implementation of the lockdown restrictions was ordered in view of the spike within the variety of coronavirus circumstances.

Markets and enterprise institutions throughout the Valley have been shut on Monday, whereas public transport was off the roads, the officers stated.

However, authorities workers and banks have been exempted from the restrictions on producing legitimate id playing cards or motion passes.

Construction and developmental actions had additionally been exempted, they added.

Security forces have been deployed in energy at a number of locations throughout the valley to implement the lockdown, the officers stated, including any violation would invite strict motion.

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 444 new coronavirus circumstances with 206 from Jammu area and 238 from the valley.

While Udhampur district in Jammu area recorded the best of 69 new optimistic circumstances, adopted by 65 in Jammu district, Srinagar had 62 circumstances.

The union territory has witnessed a spike within the variety of optimistic circumstances up to now few weeks.

While officers maintained that restrictions have been in view of the Covid-19 scenario, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti stated the heightened safety preparations within the valley have been being undertaken to make sure that “anger and frustration felt by people” in opposition to the Centre’s choice “remain hidden”.

“Suddenly, there is heightened security & surveillance in the valley. Not like non discriminatory COVID virus will be more active in the days approaching 5th August so clearly this is being done to ensure that anger & frustration felt by people here remain hidden,” Iltija posted on her mom’s Twitter deal with which she has been utilizing since Mehbooba was taken into custody in August final 12 months.

The Centre on August 5 final 12 months revoked the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Articles 370 and 35-A and bifurcated the erstwhile state into union territories. PTI

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