Jammu returns to normalcy; curfew relaxed for 11 hours
Authorities today lifted day curfew in Jammu, facilitating resumption of normal activities in the city. Markets reopened and public transport was back on the roads. Authorities announced the relaxation of curfew in all areas of Jammu district from 7 am to 6 pm i.e for 11 hours. Normal life got jeopardized in Jammu following massive protests in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack.
Initial curfew relaxation orders were from 7am to 2pm
Jammu District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar issued two orders announcing the relaxation of curfew in all areas of Jammu district for 11 hours i.e. from 7 am to 6 pm. The district magistrate initially ordered relaxation in the curfew in the entire city from 7 am to 2 pm and later extended the relaxation period till 6 pm, as per the order.
2G mobile Internet services have been restored in the district
However, prohibitory orders remained in force to maintain law and order, officials said. Policemen were seen making rounds of the city early this morning to announce the relaxation of the curfew and asked people to resume their normal activities. 2G mobile Internet services have been restored in the district. However, all colleges and universities in the district still remain closed.
All examinations have been canceled in Jammu University: JU PRO
"All examinations have been canceled in Jammu University. There will be no teaching", Jammu University PRO Vinay Thusoo said. However, officials said the examination of 8th and 9th classes would be held as per schedule today. In case of restrictions in any area, the admit cards of students and identity cards of teachers will be treated as curfew passes, the officials said.
People were seen complaining about shortage of money and groceries
Shops and business establishments reopened across the city, while public transport also resumed in most of the routes as people came out of their homes to buy essential commodities. People in some areas complained of shortage of vegetables, milk and ration and demanded that ATMs be made operational immediately as they're running out of cash. All wine shops and bars will also remain closed.