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All schools, hospitals open; citizens enjoying their rights in Jammu and Kashmir: Home Ministry
11/22/2019 10:03:20 PM
NEW DELHI, Nov 22: Refuting allegations that rights of millions of people living in Jammu and Kashmir were violated after the Centre's decision to scrap Article 370 on August 5, the newly-formed UT administration told the Supreme Court that while not even a single life had been taken from the people, the scrapping of special status ensure several rights for the citizens for the first time in 70 years.
Appearing for the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir, Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court on Thursday that all essential services like healthcare, schools and colleges, communication and public transport were running smoothly and most residents were happy with the newly conferred rights.
He said that not a single person lost his life because of restrictions imposed since the scrapping of Article 370 on August 5. He refuted charges of Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that life in Jammu and Kashmir had been paralysed since August 5, saying a wrong impression had been created since there was a complete clampdown in the region.
He also referred to statistics on killing and terror attacks in the Valley post-1990, when Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in Valley, to justify the Centre's decision of scrapping of Article 370. "Since 1990, at least 41,866 persons lost their lives in 71,038 incidents of terrorist violence. This includes 14,038 civilians; 5,292 personnel of security forces and 22,536 terrorists," he said in the court.
On November 20, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal, adding "Not one, among the 195 police stations have imposed Section 144 at the moment." Shah said that after August 5, the day when Artice 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.
Situation in Jammu and Kashmir as on November 18, 2019:
1. There has been no loss of life on account of any police firing after 5th August in law & order incidents.
2. Orders under section 144 CrPC have been removed from all 195 [plus 7 in Ladakh = 202] Police Stations. Restrictions are imposed at some places in the night.
3. There has been a decrease in incidents of stone-pelting. Last year (2018) 802 such incidents were reported. This year (2019) there have been 544 such incidents, out of which only 190 incidents of stone-pelting have been reported after 05.08.2019.
4. All 20,411 schools are open and examinations are going on as per schedule. For example out of 50,537 students of 11th standard in Kashmir valley, 50,272 students i.e. 99.48% appeared in the examination. Further, 99.7% students are writing the 10th and 12th class examinations.
5. All hospitals and medical centres are open in the valley. For example, in Srinagar city, a total of 7,67,475 OPD patients were treated in September 2019 while this figure was 7,91,470 in October 2019. Medicines, food for children etc. is sufficiently available.
6. In this duration:
Petrol - 43,998 Kilolitres have been issued.
Diesel - 37,129 Kilolitres have been issued.
Kerosene - 4,921 kilolitres have been issued
LPG - 15,74,873 cylinders have been issued.
Apples - 11.59 lakh metric ton of apples have been exported out of Jammu and Kashmir for sale.
7. The Government, for the first time, intervened in purchasing of apples through NAFED which has procured 8960 metric tons of apple at a cost of Rs.38 crore approx. till now from those farmers who are not able to sell their apples.
8. All 93,247 landline phone is functioning. Out of total 59,76,359 mobile phones, 20,05,293 post-paid mobile phones [voice] are functioning in the Valley.
9. 280 e-terminals, with internet facilities for the public at large, in all 10 districts of the valley have been arranged. This has benefited more than 2 lakh people so far.
Internet facility details:
In order to facilitate students, contractors, Govt. offices, tourists etc internet facilities have been provided to them at the offices of all Deputy Commissioners. In addition, to it 64 special counters have been established at prominent hotels/ offices of District Srinagar, Anantnag (Pahalgam) , Baramulla (Gulmarg) and Ganderbal (Sonamarg) to cater the needs of tourists. Details are given here as under:-
10. All newspapers are being published in both English and Urdu in the valley. All TV channels and radio programs are also being broadcasted. [Except for the Petitioner who chose not to publish from Kashmir].
11. There is no shortage of essential supplies, banking services are functional and food items as well as other essential commodities are in sufficient stock across the region and are being purchased regularly.
12. Nearly all shops and markets are open in most of the areas in the Valley.
13. All Government offices and courts are fully functional. Since 5th August people have filed about 36492 cases in the region and around 52,096 cases have been disposed of off by courts, including the lower judiciary and the Hon'ble High Court.
14. Recently, in the month of October, Block Development Council Elections have been successfully completed in 307 of the 316 Block Development Councils. 98.3% of polling was witnessed from amongst 26,629 representatives of Panchayat.
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