Union home minister Amit Shah said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has returned to normal and incidents of stone-pelting have witnessed a dip as compared to 2018
New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (November 20) in Rajya Sabha said that the situation is "fully normal" in Jammu and Kashmir, and not a single person had died in police firing after August 5. His comment came after the abrogation of Article 370 that led to the formation of two Union territories (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh).
Replying to Congress MP Majeed Memon, Shah said, "In Jammu and Kashmir the situation has become fully normal. There are various kinds of rumours in India and all over the world, but I want to say that not a single person has died in police firing after August 5."
"The incidents of stone-pelting have witnessed a dip as compared to that of last year," he said.
"All Urdu and English newspapers and TV channels are functioning. Banking services are fully functional as well. All Government offices and all courts are open. Block development council elections were held, 98.3% polling was recorded," he added.
"99.7% of class 10 and class 12th students have appeared in their exams," said Shah.
In August, the Central government had announced to scrap Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state in two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The two UTs came into existence on October 31.
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Last Updated 20, Nov 2019, 6:56 PM