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Situation normal in J&K, internet to resume on administration's feedback: Shah
11/20/2019 10:26:16 PM
Agencies
new delhi, Nov 20: Stating that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said "in not even one of the total 195 police stations, the section 144 is imposed. It has been lifted completely. As precautionary measures, it is imposed only between 8 pm and 6 am and that too in areas of very few police stations," he said.
Block development council elections were held, 98.3% polling was recorded
The home minister stated this while answering questions on the law and order, lack of internet and loss in education in the Rajya Sabha during the question our.
He said that after August 5, the day when Article 370 was abrogated from J&K, not even a single person has died in police firing. "People in this House were predicting bloodshed, but I am happy to inform that no one has died in police firing, and incidents of stone pelting have also declined," he added.
"I want to clarify to the entire House that the situation on the ground has returned to normalcy. Daily life in J&K is back to its usual way. Transportation is back to normal. All forms of transport are working as they used to. All landlines and postpaid mobiles have started," Shah told the House.
On education front, the Home Minister said that there was about 98 percent attendance in the board examination, hence, there is no lack of education.
This statement of the home minister was, however, countered by Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, who said the attendance was for the exams, not on working days.
On the issue of resumption of internet services in J&K, Shah said that internet services would resume in the newly reorganised union territory (UT) on the recommendation of the local administration.
"As far as resumption of internet services is concerned, a decision will be taken at an appropriate time in consultation with the local administration," he said.
He agreed that internet services are key to education, health and information, but priority has to be given to national security.
"Internet services are very important and is a necessity now, but when it comes to national security, we have to prioritise necessities accordingly," Shah said.
The Minister said that internet services were not allowed in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir in the past too due to security reasons, but assured that the services would be resumed as soon as the situation improved.
He also said that there is no problem in availing health care facilities in J&K, adding "Sufficient amount of medicines are available in all hospitals in the state. Mobile vans to supply medicines have also been launched in Jammu and Kashmir. There are no problems anywhere."
The Home Minister further informed that block development council elections were held, 98.3% polling was recorded.
Shah said that no civilian is killed in Kashmir in police firing since abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. "Not a single person has died in police firing since August 5 in Jammu and Kashmir. There has been a dip in the incidents of stone pelting. All newspapers are in circulation, all TV channels are running and all banks are operational in Kashmir," said Shah.
"Curbs imposed under Section 144 stand withdrawn from all 195 police stations. Stone pelting incidents are down to 544 this year from 802 last year," he said, adding that NAFED has procured apples from the farmers over there.
He asked the House members if anyone has any information about a single farmer in the Valley is under problem or crisis, the member can call him at any point of time. He assured the House that he would ensure that distressed farmers' problem is resolved within 24 hours.
On the NRC issue, he said the NRC has no such provision which says that no other religion will be taken under it. All citizens of India irrespective of religion will figure in the NRC list, as it is different from Citizenship Amendment Bill, Shah added.
"Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Parsi refugees should get citizenship, that is why Citizenship Amendment Bill is needed so that these refugees who are being discriminated on basis of religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, get Indian citizenship," Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha.
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