Article 370 Abrogation: Amit Shah meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to analyse security situation

On Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to review the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, news agency PTI reported.

Doval had recently returned from J&K after the Government decided to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to the state.

While he was there for a 10-day stay, he traveled across the valley to reach out to people and get a sense of the pain points that can be addressed and held coordination meetings with the top army and paramilitary commanders.

The current situation is that in Kashmir schools were opened. Teachers made it to the schools but not many students turned up. Private schools though remained shut for the 15th consecutive day.

J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam had said on Friday that schools will be opened after the weekend as the Government didn’t want the study of children to suffer. The Government has asked its employees to report to duty and arranged for transport.

Top Officials said that if the opening of primary schools was successful, it will be followed by middle and higher secondary schools. They have already made a list of schools to be opened.

Government Spokesman and Principal Secretary (planning) Rohit Kansal said the Govt was planning to reopen over 190 primary schools in Srinagar.

“We hope to restore full functionality to government offices. You have to give us an opportunity to start schools. We promise we will do step by step and slowly but surely,” he had said.

PTI reported that markets in the Valley though remained shut on Monday while public transport remained off roads. The movement of private vehicles in the city increased after restrictions were eased.

The Government restored services in 17 telephone exchanges in Kashmir and mobile internet in five districts on Jammu region.

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