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Schools reopen in Jammu’s Bhaderwah after 10 days
Schools reopen in Jammu’s Bhaderwah after 10 days

Bhaderwah: Following communal tension in the town over now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad and some social media posts by local right-wing activists in her support, educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah reopened on Monday after a 10-day closure.

The town's day curfew was lifted since the situation remained calm, with no unpleasant incidents reported in the previous 24 hours. The night curfew, on the other hand, will be enforced until further notice, the officials said.

They added that after being closed for ten days owing to communal tensions, all government schools and other educational institutions in Bhaderwah have reopened. In the town, mobile internet services are still unavailable. Fixed-line internet access was restored on Sunday, according to officials.

On Sunday, Additional District Magistrate (Bhaderwah) Dil Mir issued an advisory warning spreading "objectionable material" on social media will face harsh punishment.

On June 9, a curfew was imposed in Bhaderwah.  On June 15, it was eased for two hours, then for five hours in two phases on June 16, and for four hours on June 17. The relaxation periods passed off peacefully.   The town's police and security personnel have been deployed in force to ensure law and order, officials added.

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