Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah

Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Asserting that the normalcy has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the internet services to be restored after the local administration assess the situation.

"Not one person killed in police firing in Jammu & Kashmir, while during the debate on Article 370 the Opposition members had said that blood will flow on streets of Kashmir," he said. He said that the internet too would be restored by local administration on the basis of their own assessment.

Answering a question raised by Congress lawmaker T Subbarami Reddy, the Home Minister highlighted various data to support his claim.

He said that the incidences of stone-pelting had reduced from 802 to 544. 7.66 lakh patients visited the OPD at Srinagar hospitals in September and 7.91 lakh in October. "This confirms no problem in medical facilities there," Mr Shah said. He added that 99.7 per cent students of Class 12 and 10 have written exams.

Most of the 22 lakh apple produce had been sent out of the State for sale. And whatever remained was being purchased by government-run NAFED. All government offices and the High Court was working there.

Reacting to the statistics listed out by Mr Shah, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "It seems the Home Minister has been handed out report from another State." This led to a war of words between both sides. (UNI)