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Day passes off peacefully, shops open in most parts of Valley

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Mobile internet likely to be restored today

Srinagar: The situation in Kashmir remained peaceful today as shops and other business establishments were open in most of the areas and traffic, though thin, was plying on all routes.

A police spokesman said that the situation across Kashmir valley remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere except one minor stone-pelting incident in Narkara area of Budgam.

“Several preventive measures have been taken to maintain law and order situations including preventive arrests of dozens of miscreants so far. Traffic was seen plying normally and most of the shops remained open in various parts of the valley,” said the spokesman.

He further said that in view of the peaceful situation, mobile internet services shall be restored after reviewing the overall security situations while as cellular service (voice call) and broadband of all TSPs were already restored yesterday.

The spokesman said that IGP Kashmir has appealed to the general public not to pay any heed to the ‘rumours being maliciously spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border with an objective to disturb the prevalent peaceful atmosphere in the valley’.

“Several social media platform including Kashmir Media Service which are running from Pakistan have been trying to spread fake news and videos to instigate miscreants to disturb situations. Even a few local media persons and channels have been found spreading fake news. We are observing it, maintaining evidence and appropriate actions shall be taken against them,” said the spokesman.

He further said that all the police and security forces personnel have been sensitised regarding facilitating students appearing in different examinations.

Meanwhile, restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most parts of the Valley but curbs on movement were eased in most areas, barring in some parts of Srinagar’s Downtown (old city) and Hyderpora, the native area of Geelani.

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