Curfew to continue from Friday 8 PM to Monday 7 AM

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Lockdown restrictions in Pulwama
Lockdown restrictions in Pulwama (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — The government has ordered that curfew from 8:00 PM each Friday till 7:00 AM each Monday will continue in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also, the night curfew shall remain imposed in all 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM next day, reads an order by Chief Secretary and Chairperson, State Executive Committee, BVR B.V.R Subrahmanyam.

“There shall be a complete ‘Corona’ curfew with no movement of people except for permissible activities only at the time of curfew except essential & emergency services/movement/work and essential supplies shall remain exempted subject to production of wedding cards/ID cards etc. and wholesalers, fruit & Sabzi Mandis may also remain open as necessary in a regulated manner to ensure provision of essential supplies,” it said.

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All Shopping Complexes, Bazaars, Saloons, Barber shops, Cinema Halls, Restaurants & Bars, Sport Complexes, Gyms, Spas, Swimming Pools, Parks, Zoos etc shall remain closed during the curfew, the order says.

“Restaurants in hotels can remain functional for in-house guests, to be served only in the rooms,” it said.

There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, nomads migrating with herds, products like agricultural/horticultural goods, on the National & State Highways, as per the order.

Also, there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of essential goods.

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All Industrial and scientific establishment, both public & private are allowed to operate for production purposes or otherwise internet services, IT, Telecom, IT enabled services sector, including e-Commerce are permitted.

“There shall be no restriction on the movement of Government Officials for attending office/ duties,” it said, adding that all development/construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance.

“The District Magistrate may issue passes wherever necessary,” it said, adding that the vaccination drive shall not be halted.

“Localized mobile teams shall be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones,” the order says.

The district magistrates will issue orders to this effect under Section 144 Cr.P.C.

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