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'There will be no shortage of food or supplies in J-K'

August 05, 2019 23:22 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday assured that there will be no shortage of food or civil supplies in the state.

IMAGE: Paramilitary soldiers stop a motorcyclist during strike and restrictions, in Jammu. Restrictions and night curfews were imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir as the Valley remained on edge. Photograph: PTI Photo

"Adequate food and supplies have been stocked and distributed across the state. Kashmir valley has more than three months supply of rice, wheat, mutton, eggs and fuel. There will be no shortage of food or civil supplies in the state," Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary of Planning Commission in Srinagar said.

He also requested the people of Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of the central government to maintain peace.

 

"The request of the central government to people of Jammu and Kashmir is to maintain absolute peace. The need of the hour is not to overreact. State administration has taken measures to ensure public order is maintained at all cost," he said.

Meanwhile, Jammu University in a statement said that it has postponed all under-graduate and post-graduate exams and admission process that were to be held on August 6.

IMAGE: People line up in queues to collect gas cylinders in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

"This is for the information of all concerned that the university shall remain closed on August 6. University has also postponed all UG and PG exams and admission process that were to be held tomorrow. New schedule for admissions and dates for exams shall be notified later," Dr Vinay Thusoo, official spokesperson of the Jammu University said.

This comes after President Ram Nath Kovind earlier in the day came out with a notification -- The Constitution (Applicable to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019.
The order will supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 as amended from time to time.

The Centre also declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory with a legislature.

Under the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill, Ladakh will be taken out of the state and will be a Union Territory without a legislature. 

Source: ANI
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