Amit Shah chairs security meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on J&K situation

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 19, 2019, 04.19 PM(IST)

File photo of Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament. Photograph:( Reuters )

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As announced by governor Satya Pal Malik, restrictions in the valley are being eased in a phased manner.

Home minister Amit Shah on Monday chaired a security meeting with National Security Advisor, and senior intelligence officials to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting which comes after NSA Ajit Doval returned to Delhi after a 10-day visit to the valley which was undertaken in the aftermath of the Centre's decision to scrap Article 370 and create two new Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was also present in the meeting.

As announced by governor Satya Pal Malik, restrictions in the valley are being eased in a phased manner.

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On Monday, schools, and officers were re-opened after shutting down for around 15 days. 

Though the teaching and non-teaching staff were present on the first day of the school reopening. The schools, however, wore a deserted look as not many students turned up. 

The government has made all necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of the students.

On Sunday, the relaxations were provided in 50 police stations as against 35 police stations on Saturday. The duration in the relaxation was also increased from six hours to eight hours. 

On Saturday, the state government restored 2G mobile internet services in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts. Landline services also resumed in 17 telephone exchanges in the Kashmir valley. 

All government offices are also expected to start functioning normally from today.

As a result of the restoration of communication, locals resumed their work and businesses.

Restrictions were imposed on August 5, when Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 was revoked and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.