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August 06, 2020 00:00:00 | Javid Ahmad

Amid curbs uneasy calm prevails in Kashmir

 Amid curbs, uneasy calm marked the completion of one year of abrogation of Article 370, bifurcation of Jammu Kashmir and conversion of the state into two union territories.
Despite withdrawal of curfew order by the district administration Srinagar on Tuesday, severe restrictions, particularly to contain coronavirus remained enforced in Srinagar city on Wednesday.
Contingents of Police and paramilitary CRPF were deployed in strength in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley to ensure that August 5 passes off peacefully.
August 5 attained importance after New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution and divided the erstwhile state into two Union Territories - Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh - last year.
Police made announcements through the public address system about the imposition of strict restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Barricades and concertina wires were also erected on major intersections in the city to prevent the movement of vehicles and people except essential services and emergencies.
People in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir mostly remained indoors while shops and business establishments remained shut.
An official said that the vehicles with valid movement passes were allowed at checkpoints that have been setup on roads.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar district on Tuesday after the government apprehended "violent protests" in view of "the plans" by the "separatists and Pakistan-sponsored groups" to observe August 5 as a "black day".
However, the curfew order was withdrawn on August 4 evening while it was stated that the COVID-19 related restrictions would continue.
The government banned the assembly of more than three persons.

 

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August 06, 2020 00:00:00 | Javid Ahmad

Amid curbs uneasy calm prevails in Kashmir

              

 Amid curbs, uneasy calm marked the completion of one year of abrogation of Article 370, bifurcation of Jammu Kashmir and conversion of the state into two union territories.
Despite withdrawal of curfew order by the district administration Srinagar on Tuesday, severe restrictions, particularly to contain coronavirus remained enforced in Srinagar city on Wednesday.
Contingents of Police and paramilitary CRPF were deployed in strength in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley to ensure that August 5 passes off peacefully.
August 5 attained importance after New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution and divided the erstwhile state into two Union Territories - Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh - last year.
Police made announcements through the public address system about the imposition of strict restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Barricades and concertina wires were also erected on major intersections in the city to prevent the movement of vehicles and people except essential services and emergencies.
People in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir mostly remained indoors while shops and business establishments remained shut.
An official said that the vehicles with valid movement passes were allowed at checkpoints that have been setup on roads.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar district on Tuesday after the government apprehended "violent protests" in view of "the plans" by the "separatists and Pakistan-sponsored groups" to observe August 5 as a "black day".
However, the curfew order was withdrawn on August 4 evening while it was stated that the COVID-19 related restrictions would continue.
The government banned the assembly of more than three persons.