In Jammu and Kashmir, situation is returning to normal as mosques opened today for Friday prayers amidst tight security in Kashmir Valley.
Quoting official sources AIR correspondent reports that people took part in Friday prayers in Srinagar and other places in the valley.
Friday prayers were also held across Jammu region including in Doda. The correspondent adds that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited downtown Srinagar and spent over two hours in the area interacting with troops and local people.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also visited downtown Srinagar and spent over two hours in the area interacting with troops and local people. Doval, who is in Kashmir to review the ground situation after Centre scrapped Article 370, also had lunch with CRPF personnel.
He called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan Srinagar today. Doval who is taking stock of the ground situation in J&K, discussed with Governor about the prevailing scenario and in this context Governor and NSA emphasised crucial importance of reaching out to people and helping them, meet their daily needs besides ensuring their safety and security. They expressed satisfaction regarding the overall situation which is by and large peaceful. More from our correspondent:
Governor has directed Deputy Commissioners of respective districts in Valley to depute their staff for visiting different localities and Mohallas and take stock of requirements relating to ration, medicines and other daily needs of people and address them swiftly. They have been asked to visit at least 20 families daily and solve their issues.
Further Mobile vans have been pressed into service for selling essential commodities to people and officers have been asked to keep check on profiteering and other unethical trade practices by the traders. (AIR NEWS)