Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal held a press conference on Monday where he briefed media on the ground situation of the valley. During the briefing, Kansal said that the mobile phones have become functional in all 10 districts of Jammu and the national highway continues to be normal.
“Over 26,000 landlines are functional in the Valley, in Jammu and Ladakh landlines, mobile phones are fully functional. Day time restrictions have been fully lifted from 92 police stations. This makes 90% of Valley free of day time restrictions of any kind,” Rohit Kansal said.
He further added that all medical facilities and hospitals are functioning normally.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale also briefed the media on PM Narendra Modi's visit to Russia. “It's going to be a short visit, just 36 hours. PM will arrive in Vladivostok on 4th September morning & depart on 5th Sept evening,” Gokhale said.
“There are two main purposes for this visit- he has been invited by President Putin to attend Eastern Economic Forum as one of the chief guest & he'll also hold the 20th annual summit between India & Russia,” he further added.
On the issue of Zakir Naik, Gokhale said, “Will India raise the issue of Zakir Naik with regards to possibility of him being extradited or deported?': As of now we're still waiting for confirmation on the bilateral, if there's meeting with Malaysia, we'll certainly brief the media.”