New Delhi: Taking stock of the improvement in the situation at Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu on Wednesday said that all those who were detained will be released once there complete normalcy is restored.
“Police are doing a great job, all security forces have a high-level of coordination. People participation is good, they are interested in development. We can release those who were detained when complete normalcy is restored,” stated Murmu as quoted by news agency ANI.
Notably, the internet services in Kashmir remain suspended since the revocation of Article 370 on August 5. Commenting on this issue, Murmu assured that the internet services in Kashmir will be reinstated in phases. A report by a leading daily quoted Murmu as saying, “We are reviewing it and as the situation becomes more normal, we will do restore it phase-wise. We have already discussed it with our administration and we are taking it up.” Last month, a group of Kashmiri journalists held a peaceful protest against the Centre for imposing 100 days of internet blockade in Kashmir
While the government has established a media centre to enable journalists to file their reports, there is no internet connection to perform the function, stated the protesting journalists demanding the restoration of high-speed broadband so that reporting can be done in an unhindered manner.
It must be noted that top leaders including former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah are under detention since August 5.