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Decision on restoring Internet after nod from Kashmir admin : Amit Shah

‘I am happy to see no one died in police firing since August 5’

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Srinagar , 20 Nov 2019

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that a decision to restore internet services in Kashmir will be taken after a green signal from local administration in Kashmir. He also said that he was happy to see that nobody died in police firing since August 5 when Centre announced roll back of Article 370."A decision on resuming internet in Kashmir will be taken when local administration is convinced. There are activities by the neighbor country too in Kashmir region. So keeping security in mind, whenever the local authority deems it fit, a decision will be taken." Shah said in the Rajya Sabha, according to the wire service —Kashmir News Observer (KNO).He said: "We heard leaders saying that there would be bloodbath on the streets of Srinagar but nothing of this sort happened. I am happy that not one person has died due to police firing."The Home Minister said number of incidents of stone-throwing has come down from 805 to 544.The central government had ended Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and split it into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Telephone and internet services were suspended and public movements restricted in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir hours before the centre announced its Article 370 move. Postpaid mobile phone connections and landline services have been restored.Massive security restrictions were imposed in Jammu and the centre took measures that included arresting politicians and posting extra troops to prevent any backlash. "All newspapers and TV channels functioning in Kashmir. There is no decline in circulation of newspapers," Shah said."I challenge Ghulam Nabi Azad sahab to counter these facts which I presented. Why don't you object to these figures on record? I am willing to discuss this issue for even an hour," Shah said, hitting out at the opposition.On the concerns of apple growers in the valley after the targeted killings of transporters by militants, Shah said, "Over 22 lakh metric tons apples have already been transferred out of the region. Transportation is smooth. The farmers have been provided additional help. 93,247 landlines have opened up. All 59 lakh mobiles are working." (KNO)


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