Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir ( Screengrab, Courtesy: Hindustan Times)
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Jammu and Kashmir:

The restrictions imposed on Jammu prior to the BJP move to clamp down the state’s special status has been removed, a senior police officer told on Wednesday. However, constraints would continue in the Kashmir valley. There were restrictions on public movement and gathering.

Reports also suggest that schools and other establishments have been re-opened and that the government’s focus is on Independence day celebrations(!).

“When a new situation of law and order arises, opposite parties including the neighbouring states take the initiative of unleashing the propaganda,” Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Muneer Khan said in a press conference.

“Videos of 2016 and 2010 are in circulation now, that is part of propaganda. We’re taking all measures to thwart these attempts,” he added.

The several news of attacks and retaliation coming from the state was dubbed to be ‘localised’ events by the police. He added that they were dealt with locally. No major injuries occurred apart from ‘a few pellet injuries’, Khan claimed.

Meanwhile, on the previous day, the Jammu and Kashmir government said that the restrictions imposed on the state would be removed in a phased manner.

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