Admin withdraws provision of exemption for partially permissible activities
Srinagar: Even as the government claimed no partial relaxation in Corona Curfew, the markets across Srinagar and other parts of the Valley witnessed a huge rush of shoppers who were seen buying the essentials ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Some of the roads continued to wear a deserted look as the Corona Curfew remained in place for the 12th straight day in Jammu and Kashmir in order to prevent the cases from spreading.
The shoppers were seen busy in the markets buying essentials ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. According to eye-witnesses, bakery, mutton and chicken and readymade garment shops witnessed the rush of the shoppers.
The roads witnessed brisk vehicular movement coupled with traffic snarls at several places.
Some areas remained under lockdown where the police and paramilitary troopers were deployed and had erected concertina wires on the roads, thus halting the pedestrians as well as the vehicular movement.
Notably, the government has imposed lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir since April 29 evening in order to prevent the virus from spreading. The administration extended the Corona Curfew across J&K till May 17.
Meanwhile, district administration Srinagar said that the provision of exemption for partially permissible activities from 8:00AM to 12:00PM has been withdrawn till further orders.
“In consonance with the State Executive Committee guidelines vide order No. 29-JK(DMRRR) of 2021 dated 09.05.2021 and in continuation to this office order No: DSC/DDMA/THQ/21/332-44 Dated: 09.05.2021, I Mohammad Aijaz (IAS) District Magistrate Srinagar, in the capacity of Chairman DDMA, by virtue of powers vested in me under Section 34 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 read with section 144 of CrPC. hereby order that the provision of exemption for partially permissible activities from 8:00AM to 12:00PM (Para-B, items: I-IV) is hereby withdrawn till further orders,” reads the order issued by DC Srinagar.
“Movement of Govt. Officials shall be regulated through passes issued by the District Administration, Srinagar and Heads of Departments shall regulate attendance of the employees at 50% strength in light of guidelines issued by State Executive Committee,” the order said.