Omar watching Kashmir situation closely, camping in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 12 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is camping in Srinagar since February 9 when Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged in Delhi's Tihar jail, was closely monitoring the situation in the valley where curfew remained imposed for the past four days.
Meanwhile, a number of senior ministers rushed to their respective areas to assess the situation and make sure people get essentials.
Mr Omar is camping in Srinagar to monitor the situation in the Kashmir valley, Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said here today.
He said the Chief Minister was in touch with senior civil and police officials who were briefing him about the situation.
About relaxation in curfew, Mr Sagar admitted that people are facing problems due to imposition of curfew. The curfew will be relaxed and lifted completely as and when the situation improves, he said, adding Mr Omar Abdullah was keeping a close watch on the situation.
Mr Sagar, who visited a number of hospitals in the city, particularly in the down town, said a number of senior ministers have rushed to their respective areas to remain in touch with local people.
Another minister Mir Saifullah, who is camping in Kupwara, said strict instructions have been issued to all security forces not to exercise maximum restrain while dealing with any law and order situation in the valley.
He said anybody found to have exceeded his limit will have to face the law of the land.
Mr Mir said instructions have been issued to administration in all district to make sure people get essentials, including eatables, power and water, besides best healthcare.