‘Curfew orders revoked in Kashmir’
In view of the first anniversary of the revocation of Article 370, administration of Jammu and Kashmir did not anticipate any untoward incident across the Union Territory but as a precautionary measures, security has been beefed up with strong nakas at every entry points of the districts in Jammu Province and covid-19 restrictions in place in Kashmir. Similarly, the administration in Srinagar has revoked it’s earlier order of imposition of curfew.
“Whereas, Sr Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, vide communication No. CS/150-20/9389-91 Dated 03.08.2020 submitted a detailed report recommending imposition of restrictions/curfew in District Srinagar for 4th and 5th August 2020 in view of credible inputs therein viz a viz law and order maintenance. Pursuant to review of incident-free situation on 4th August 2020, and it has been decided to remove the restrictions,” reads the official order issued by District Magistrate Srinagar.Therefore, I, District Magistrate, Srinagar, by virtue of powers vested in me u/s 144 CrPC hereby directed that the restrictions, including curfew, imposed vide this office order No. DCS/PS/20/L&O-4 shall be lifted with immediate effect; further the precautionary orders/measures already notified in view of COVID-19 containment videthis office order No DCS/PS/20/L&O Dated 31.07.2020 viz a viz market establishments and other activities in line with the SOPs issued shall continue, further reads the order.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh while talking to The Typewriter said that there is no curfew in Jammu Province while naka points shall remain tight as a precautionary measures. “Border grid has been tightened to prevent infiltration, while all the officers of all the districts have been has assigned duty roster by name,” said Mukesh Singh.He further said that nakas have been estblished at all the entry points of all the districts.
Meanwhile, IGP Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh visited different places in Jammu today evening to review the security arrangements ahead of independence day and in view of upcoming events on 5th August.
The places visited were, Raghunath Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Civil Sectt. Bagh-e-Bahu –Temple, Airport , Railway Station etc. Singh was accompanied by SSP Jammu, Shridhar Patil and the respective Zonal SsP of city. Mukesh reviewed the security setup and emphasized on ensuring alertness and proactive checking to prevent any untoward incident in the city. He also had interaction with the people in general.
It is not out of place to mention herein that fearing violent protests from separatists on the first anniversary of the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, the administration of Srinagar on Monday evening imposed curfew till Wednesday with immediate effect, but after Re-examination of the matter, it was decided that the previous order regarding imposition of curfew shall be revoked.