All arrangements made for smooth celebrations of I’Day in State: J&K Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday said that all necessary arrangements have been made for smooth celebrations of Independence Day in the State. Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal said in Srinagar that the main function would be held on August 15 at S K Stadium at Srinagar where Governor Satya Pal Malik will hoist the national flag.  In Jammu the celebrations would be led by the Advisor to the Governor and the same would be held at divisional, district and sub-district levels as well, Mr Kansal said. A full dress rehearsals in this regard were held in all the districts of Valley on Tuesday.

The Spokesperson also said that the overall situation in Kashmir has remained calm due to which the Government has given further relaxation in “prohibitory orders” in many areas and there is no shortage of essential supplies in Valley, besides, hospitals and other civil facilities are functioning normally. “A few minor localized incidents reported from a few places have been dealt with at local level”, he added. Briefing about the overall security situation of the State, ADGP Muneer Khan said that situation in whole State is under control.

“The restrictions have been lifted completely and schools and other business establishments are functioning normally in Jammu division.”  Khan also added that the District Magistrates and other concerned officials are to assess the situations in their areas to maintain the law and order. He said at this time the main focus of the administration is on the smooth celebrations of Independence Day and all requisite arrangements have been put in place in this regard.(UNI)