Decision to impose restriction on highway to ensure safe movement of forces: MHA

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The Home Ministry today strongly refuted the deliberate and mischievous disinformation being spread about the recently imposed traffic restrictions on the National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, the Ministry said, an impression is being created by some individuals that the National Highway has been closed for civilians which is farthest from the truth.

It said, the decision to impose the restriction on Jammu and Kashmir highways till 31st of May has been taken to ensure safe movement of forces. The Ministry said the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir has already clarified that out of seven days in a week, only reasonable restrictions have been imposed.

The Ministry said regulations have been imposed keeping in view the convoy efficiency and security of the personnel, particularly in the backdrop of Pulwama attack. The Ministry said restrictions were in place in Jammu and Kashmir earlier also and are imposed from time to time in other parts of the country, for movement of the convoys of security forces. (AIR NEWS)