Home minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Doval had recently returned from J&K after the government decided to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to the state. During his 10-day stay, he travelled across the valley to reach out to people and get a sense of the pain points that can be addressed. The intelligence boss also held coordination meetings with top army and paramilitary commanders.
Restrictions were eased in Kashmir and schools were opened. PTI reported that teachers made it to the schools but not many students turned up. Private schools though remained shut for the 15th consecutive day.
Markets in the Valley were shut while public transport remained off roads. The movement of private vehicles in the city increased after restrictions were eased.
On Saturday, the government restored services in 17 telephone exchanges in Kashmir and mobile internet in five districts on Jammu region.
The government had imposed many restrictions and enforced a communication blackout by suspending mobile internet services hours before revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and splitting it into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.