Kashmir Indepth

Aug 15 celebrations held peacefully across Kashmir

Situation remained under control, No curbs or Internet restriction: Police

Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, Aug 15 (KINS): The 15th August celebrations passed off peacefully across Kashmir region on Monday, officials informed.

The main function was held at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket ground in Srinagar where Lt-Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted an unfurled tricolor, inspected the parade and took the ceremonial salute.

The authorities had placed elaborate security arrangements across the Valley to ensure peaceful celebrations.

“No untoward incident was reported anywhere in the Valley during the functions held in all districts in the region. High-tech drones and CCTV were used to monitor the overall situation during the functions across Kashmir.

A senior police officer told news agency KINS that the adequate security arrangements were put in place across Srinagar, highways, major junctions, and hot spots to thwart any untoward incident.

Most government buildings, including educational institutes, hoisted the tricolor and sang the national anthem.

After reviewing the situation in Valley, the police had decided not to snap mobile and internet services on 15th August.

One of the top officials of the police said that there was neither internet shutdown nor restrictions.

He said counter-drone technology was deployed at all sensitive places in the region, especially in the main city center Lal Chowk. (KINS)


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