Rohit Kansal

From Lakhanpur of Kathua district, the students were sent to their respective districts after being screened for COVID-19.

Several mainstream leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including Farooq's son Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have been also put under house arrest following the abrogation of Article 370 in August that granted special powers to the region.

The central government had abrogated Article 370 and also bifurcated the former state into Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new UTs came into being on October 31.

Principal secretary Kansal, who is the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s spokesperson, said broadband internet services in all government-run hospitals were also being restored.

All network and landline connections were suspended across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, in view of security concerns in the region following Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.

Commenting on the situation of Kashmir valley, Kansal said that middle-level schools would start functioning from Wednesday in the areas where primary schools resumed functioning from Monday.

Kansal said District and Divisional Administration carried out a number of activities including interacting with maulvis, people, organising mandis, and as a result we have had an extremely peaceful and relaxed Eid today."

On reports in international media about protests, Kansal said: "I think you are aware of the police statement issued on yesterday where they have clarified it in considerable detail. So, I do not need to add anything to that."