All is well in Kashmir now
Post revocation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir region has faced tense situations and the situation is now under control as the resumption of the government activities are under way. There were celebrations on the eve of Independence day yesterday for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
The government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir would be removed in a phased manner over the next few days. The government was responding to petitions seeking immediate lifting of restrictions in the Valley. "Trust your security agencies. We are reviewing the situation every day," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has said the government offices are functional from Friday. He further said the schools in J&K would be opened after the weekend, area by area, adding that public transport would also be made operational. The restrictions were imposed more than 10 days ago after the government decided to revoke Article 370.
Jammu and Kashmir has been placed under heavy restrictions since the first week of this month after the Modi government removed Article 370 from the region and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. After the Rajya Sabha passed the bill in this regard on August 5, the Lok Sabha too approved the resolution removing the legislature which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.