Some curbs back in; Centre says banks, markets open for Eid in Kashmir

WHILE THE Centre said it had taken a number of measures to bring back A Reuters report said a police van was seen driving around a part of Srinagar, announcing that restrictions had been imposed again and asking people to stay indoors. Police checkpoints were also placed on some roads leading to the old quarter of the city, and some streets in central Srinagar. The report quoted a senior state government official as saying that an assessment of the situation would be made after a video-conference with senior police and administration officials from all the districts in the Valley. On Friday, after prohibitory orders were relaxed for the first time since the security lockdown, following the government According to the Reuters report, JK Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said 1,000-1,500 people were returning from praying at mosques on Friday when Around 300 local leaders had been detained, and some of them had been taken out of Kashmir, he said. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Sunday that banks, ATMs and quite a few markets were kept open, 5 lakh sheep Mobile vans have been deployed for door-to-door delivery of vegetables, LPG cylinders, poultry and eggs, and Treasuries, banks and ATMs have been made functional, replenishment of cash in ATMs has been ensured on regular basis and people are withdrawing money from ATMs as and when required, it said, adding that salaries of all employees and wages of casual labourers too have been released in advance. Ration Of the 3,697 ration Special and elaborate arrangements have been made for the safe return of Hajis from Saudi Arabia, for which flights will commence on August 18. All deputy commissioners have nominated nodal officers to be stationed at the airport from August 18, to facilitate their return to their homes.