Night curfew to continue and the limit for indoor and outdoor activities also remain 25 persons in the Jammu and Kashmir, where authorities have already reopened educational institutions with limited in person teaching subject to 100 per cent vaccination.
However, in case of the positive rate is below 0.2 and weekly case load below 250, gathering shall be permitted upto enhanced limit of 50 for vaccinated persons with verifiable RTPCT or Rat not older than 72 hours.An official spokesman said this Sunday evening that a detailed review of current COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir was held by Chief Secretary, who is chairperson of State Executive Committee (SEC). Senior officers besides Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) participated in the meeting.
He said review was conducted to assess overall situation pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in the Jammu and Kashmir, particularly focusing on total weekly new cases, total positivity rate, bed occupancy, case fatality rate, vaccination coverage of total targeted population and extent of compliance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).
He said it was observed that there is need to continue with the existing COVID containment measures in all districts in view of the uneven trend observed daily COVID cases.
It was decided that the maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor or outdoor gathering shall be strictly restricted to 25. However, in case the positivity rate is below 0.2 and weekly caseload 250, gathering shall be permitted to enhanced limit of 50 for vaccinated persons.
There shall be no weekend curfew in any district, the SEC said.
As regards the educational institutions, class for 10th and 12th standard shall be permitted with limited in-person teaching not exceeding 50 per cent on a given day for vaccinated students and staff. Consent shall be obtained from the parents of all students who are willing to attend the school. The school premises should be thoroughly sensitized. Proper screening regarding vaccination should be done on the school gate. If students or teachers or other school staff shows symptoms of cough, cold or fever, they will not be allowed to enter the school. The Head of the school must ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocol are strictly followed.
SEC said the coaching centre or civil services, engineering, NEET shall be permitted with limited in person teaching for fully vaccinated staff and students, subject to condition that the head of the centre shall ensure the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocol are adhere to.
All other coaching centre shall continue to remain closed for onsight in-person teaching.
Night curfew shall continue to remain inforce in all districts from 2000 hrs to 0700 hrs next morning, the SEC said. But for those districts with positivity rate below 0.2 and weekly case load below 250, where it would be from 2200 hrs to 0600 hrs, the order said.
In view of the high incidence of cases in district Srinagar special campaign shall be organized to substantially increase vaccination coverage and achieve the target of 100 per cent first dose within earlier possible time, the SEC said.
Mohammad Imran from Kashmir wins 1 crore 20 lakhs from Dream 11
As the Indian Premier League progresses, a resident of Kashmir recently won a vast one crore 20 lakh rupees from the Dream 11 online application.
The person has been identified as Mohammad Imran from Kulgam. According to reports, the winning amount is in his Dream 11 account; however, it hasn’t been transferred to his Bank account.
Dream 11 is a mobile application where people make their cricket teams by selecting their desired players and investing money. In case they play well, points increase and the earning amount increases.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Local Goon Mehran Under Lens for Selective Attacks in Srinagar
The Intelligence Agencies investigating the target killings have paced up the hunt for a local goon named Mehran Ali. Intelligence Agencies believed that Mehran was behind all these target killings in the valley.
According to the sources, for the past many months, Mehran has been active in terrorist activities. Mehran is a resident of Jamalatta, Srinagar, and he was also associated with the Gujjar gang in the valley.
There is no track record of Mehran, but after a thorough investigation by the Intelligence Agencies, the agencies have issued his name. TRF’s Sheikh Abbas, who was killed in August, is believed to be the person who brought Mehran into militancy.
Meanwhile, security forces have raided several places in the UT and have detained several people.
NIA in Action: Shopian Among 16 Places Raided in Kashmir
In Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 16 places in the Valley in connection with terror-related activities. The raid was carried out against terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and their allies Al Badr, The Resistance Front (TRF), People Against Fascist Forces (PAFF). , Mujahideen Gajwatul Hind (MGH) etc., to unearth the conspiracy to carry out various terrorist activities. According to sources, a new case was registered on October 10, following which raids were conducted by the NIA.
Earlier on Sunday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also raided 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir. NIA operations went on in Kulgam, Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag. According to the information, this action has been taken in cases related to Voice of Hind magazine. Officers also raided the house of TRF (The Resistance Front) Commander Sajjad Gul. The action was taken at 16 places in Jammu and Kashmir connected with the publication of ‘Voice of Hind’ magazine (which aims to incite and radicalize youth) and recovery of IEDs. Ejaz Ahmed Tak son Ghulam Mohammad Tak, Mudasir Ahmed Ahangar son Ghulam Mohiuddin Ahangar, Nasir Manzoor Mir son Manzoor Ahmed Mir and Junaid Hussain Khan son Mohammad Hussain Khan were taken to Achabal police station, and they were interrogated.
Security has been tightened because of the target killings in the Kashmir Valley this month. Meanwhile, more than 500 youths have been detained across Kashmir to arrest the terrorists involved in the attack. They are being interrogated. Among the detained youth are stone pelters, youths in the suspect list of OGW and cadres associated with Jamaat-e-Islami and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. Senior IB officials sent from the centre are keeping a close watch on the whole situation.
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