I-Day capabilities cross off peacefully and Internet and cell providers not snapped, in contrast to prior to now. Video exhibits Muzaffar Wani, father of Burhan Wani, unfurling tricolour at a college in Tral.
Amid tight safety, J&Okay Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, in his Independence Day tackle in Srinagar, on Sunday mentioned “Jungle Raj in the Union Territory (UT) has come to an end.” All I-Day capabilities handed off peacefully and the Internet and cell providers weren’t snapped, in contrast to prior to now.
“Violence-free and successful District Development Council (DDC) polls in 2020 saw a record number of participation of people. With it, the ‘Jungle Raj’ in J&K has ended forever,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha mentioned.
He praised the August 5, 2019 determination to revoke J&K’s particular constitutional place, saying “It has marked the new beginning in J&K”.
‘Militancy a hurdle’
Describing militancy as a hurdle within the path of growth and progress, the L-G mentioned, “Whoever is trying to mislead the young people through proxy war shall be given a befitting reply. The neighbouring country, which does not care for its own people, has been making a malicious attempt to instigate some of our youth. I call upon such misguided youngsters that terrorism is a curse for peace and development.”
Recalling the phrases of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee concerning Kashmir, “Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat”, L-G Sinha mentioned, “By following the path shown by him, we are trying to implement comprehensive and constructive programmes for social equality in J&K.”
He mentioned the subsequent 25 years will see a brand new wave of growth and peace. “A collective approach will be put in place to achieve new targets and goals till 2045,” the L-G mentioned.
The L-G administration has additionally christened many establishments within the reminiscence of freedom fighters, courageous troopers and personalities from totally different fields together with Maqbool Sherwani, Brigadier Rajendra Singh, Deputy SP Ayub Pandit, Mali Begum, Inspector Arshad Khan, Sub Inspector Altaf Ahmed, Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq, Lasa Kaul and so forth. on the event.
Focus on migrant Pandit properties
In an oblique reference to migrant Kashmiri Pandits, L-G Sinha mentioned that is additionally the time to heal the outdated wounds.
“The administration has decided to constitute a mechanism to provide justice to those families, whose properties have been illegally bought under pressure or encroached upon by certain elements. I request all citizens to support the administration in this effort and set a new example of brotherhood for this universe.”
Flags unfurled throughout J&Okay
Most authorities buildings, together with round 30,000 academic institutes, hoisted the tricolour and sang the nationwide anthem in J&Okay.
A viral video on-line confirmed Muzaffar Wani, father of slain militant ‘commander’ Burhan Wani, unfurling the tricolour at a college in south Kashmir’s Tral. Mr. Wani is a principal in a authorities college. The killing of Burhan Wani fuelled a five-month lengthy avenue protests in 2016, which left round 100 civilians useless.
No web blackout
No violence was reported throughout the capabilities held in all districts within the UT.
For the primary time since 2003, the police determined to not snap cell and Internet providers on the event. “There is neither Internet shutdown nor restrictions,” IGP Vijay Kumar mentioned.
Security companies had put in place anti-drone system and drone-based aerial surveillance throughout the Union Territory to maintain militants and protesters at bay.