Jammu and Kashmir administration will soon announce the removal of the curfew in the entire State.
According to sources, schools and Government offices will reopen on the 19th of August, after the Jammu and Kashmir officials review the area.
The announcement of the Jammu and Kashmir administration came after the Supreme Court sought an answer regarding the ongoing curfew. The opposition parties filed a petition against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) demanding the restrictions imposed on communication, media and others be lifted immediately.
The Government of India (GoI) officials said, “The ground situation is being reviewed daily and the Supreme Court must trust the security agencies.”
Anuradha Bhasin, the Editor of Kashmir Times, filed a petition, demanding the immediate restoration of communication outlets so publication houses and newspapers can work freely. However, K.K. Venugopal, the lawyer of the GoI, said the curfew was removed in Jammu and newspapers and media are working there freely. The curfew is only imposed in Kashmir and Srinagar as of now.
Ranjan Gogoi, the Chief Justice of India (CJI,) reviewed the petition and said, “I have read in the media report that restrictions on landline and broadline are likely to be removed by the evening today.”
The curfew in Kashmir will be removed soon, after a thorough inspection of the area is done to ensure the safety of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
Stay tuned for further updates.