Broadband and mobile internet services restored in Ramban; curfew continues in Bhaderwah

In the town of Bhaderwah, which is under curfew, police vehicles fitted with a public address system have been making several announcements since early morning advising people to stay inside.

In the town of Bhaderwah, which is under curfew, police vehicles fitted with a public address system have been making several announcements since early morning advising people to stay inside.

Fixed and mobile internet services were restored in Ramban district while curfew remained in effect in Bhaderwah town of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth consecutive day on June 13, at the following community tensions, officials said.

Strict restrictions under banning orders also continued in several other parts of Doda and neighboring Kishtwar district as a precaution, but students taking Council examinations were allowed free movement upon presentation of valid identification and admission cards, officials said.

They said broadband and mobile internet services were restored in Ramban district late Sunday evening after remaining suspended since June 9 following community tensions sparked by recent remarks by two now-suspended BJP leaders and social media posts by some right-wing activities. in their support.

“Restoration of internet services in Ramban district successfully lifted restraining orders a day early,” the officials said. However, they said services remained suspended in Doda and Kishtwar districts as a precautionary measure.

In the town of Bhaderwah, which is under curfew, police vehicles fitted with a public address system have been making several announcements since early morning advising people to stay inside. However, students, appearing for Council examinations, were instructed to attend their examination centers upon presentation of a valid ID and Deployed Forces Admission Card.

“In accordance with administration instructions, admission cards have been treated as curfew passes to facilitate the free movement of students taking Class X and Class XII board exams,” said an official from the education department, Rana Arif.

Mr. Arif, appointed as a liaison to coordinate meetings between different communities and resolve student issues, said almost all students and staff arrived at the exam centers well in time. Officials said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC continue in Doda, Gandoh and Thathri towns of Doda district as well as Kishtwar town.

“The situation is well under control and no untoward incidents have been reported anywhere,” a police official said.

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