Restrictions to be eased in phased manner in Valley

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The government proposes to ease travel and communication restrictions in a phased manner on the movement of people in the Valley. Although the authorities are cautious, the assessment is that normalcy has been restored in the Jammu division. They have been keeping a close tab on trouble spots in the valley and all efforts have been taken to keep the situation under control if it flares up in parts of Kashmir.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said here that the decision to ease restrictions was taken after an assessment by local authorities of the situation prevailing in various parts of the Valley.

The authorities dismissed the misinformation campaign being run by Pakistan to show the situation in Kashmir as alarming. Kansal, who was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary Information M.K. Dwivedi and Director, Information and Public Relations, Syed Sehrish Asgar, also announced that there is no shortage of medicines, including life saving drugs, in any part of the Valley.

The spokesperson said that medical services are being provided to the people without any hindrance and claimed that 13,500 patients have been treated in the out patients departments (OPDs) of the government hospitals. The officials claimed that 1,400 new admissions have also been done while 600 patients have undergone medical procedures.

The traffic flow on the national highway is moving smoothly while air operations are also normal, the officials said.

The administration also carried out a full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day functions to be held in every district on Thursday.