AgencyHyderabad: The restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 are being lifted gradually and the situation should be normal within a week, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday. Precautionary measures were being taken in view of provocative statements and others coming from Pakistan, he said. Kashmir situation is normal. Day to day, the situation is improving, because we are taking all precautionary measures. From the Pakistan side, provoking statements are being made every day…” he told PTI here on the sidelines of an event. When asked about the situation in J and K, Kishan Reddy said educational institutions would be re-opened from Monday and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC were being lifted, except in some districts. “The situation is under control. I think it will be normal within a week,” he said. Asked about detention of political leaders in the state, Reddy said the Congress government had detained leaders of National Conference and JKLF for months together in past and that it was not happening for the first time. The leaders had been detained for their safety, as part of the precautionary measures, he said. Reddy, who was speaking at the inauguration of 21st Annual YMCA Kargil Victory Sports Festival, appreciated the YMCA, Greater Hyderabad, for organising the event in memory of Kargil victory and the martyrs.
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