In Bhaderwah, police personnel used the public address system to advise locals to stay indoors while warning students taking board exams that they would be able to walk freely to their examination centres if they provided proper identification and admission cards to deployed troops.
Broadband and mobile internet services suspended in Jammu and Kashmir due to communal tensions were restored in the Ramban district on Sunday night. Still, the curfew in Bhaderwah remained in force for the fifth day.
In Bhaderwah, police personnel used the public address system to advise locals to stay indoors while warning students taking board exams that they could walk freely to their examination centers if they provided proper identification and admission cards to deployed troops.
PTI reported an education department official, Rana Arif, stating, “As per the administration’s directives, admission cards were considered curfew-passes to permit free movement of the kids sitting for class 10 and class 12 board examinations.”
As a preventive measure, prohibitory orders were imposed in numerous sections of Doda and the neighboring Kishtwar district. On Friday morning, stone-pelting incidents against security personnel were recorded in the Doda area, resulting in the injury of one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer.
According to authorities, restrictions imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC remained in effect in Doda, Gandoh, and Thathri towns in the Doda district, as well as Kishtwar town. “The situation is fully under control,” a police officer said, adding that “no unpleasant occurrence has been reported from anywhere.”
The limitations were put in place after communal tensions flared following incendiary social media posts over remarks made by two former BJP leaders about the Prophet Mohammed.