Peace and calm prevails in the valley and normalcy is gradually returning to region, vehicles have started plying on the roads in the valley. Restrictions have been lifted from most of the areas but security forces continue to be deployed to avoid any untoward incident. Telephone connections have been made operational and there were no reports of any disturbance from any place. All schools till Higher secondary will open from Wednesday. Telecom services have resumed in the state, long queues were witnessed for BSNL connections.
In Jammu too, situation is peaceful as all restrictions have been removed and life has begun running smoothly.
The Ministry of Home Affairs held a high level meeting chaired by Home secretary AK Bhalla to assess the implementation of central schemes in J&K and initiatives to be taken to expedite return of normalcy.
A team of Minority Affairs Ministry embarked on a 2 day visit J&K on Tuesday to gauge and evaluate the implementation of the development work by the centre. The team will assess and identify the scope of improvement needed to run schools , hospitals, colleges , skill development centers across jammu and kashmir and ladakh. The team will also prepare a comprehensive report on Socio-economic development projects in the region.
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that modi govt aims to achieve development in the state with dignified means.
In Pulwama, suspected terrorists kidnapped 2 members of the bakrwal community and later killed them. This is the first incident reported from the state after article 370 was abrogated.earlier on 20th august , 1 LeT terrorist was killed and 1 special police officer was martyred in clashes in northern kashmir’s baramulla . meanwhile ,in a joint and arms and ammunition were recivered from them..
Martyrs Day was observed in Ladakh on Tuesday. The day is abserved in leh and adjoining areas as a mark of respect for Nawang Dorje and Stobdan who were martyred in police firing during a protest to demand UT status for Ladakh in 1989.
A team from Tourism Ministry headed by Union Minister Prahlad Patel will also visit Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh next month to finalise new policies aimed at encouraging tourism in the region.