The director of School Education in Jammu said as per instructions of the Divisional Commissioner, examinations of Class 8 and 9 scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. In all other districts, these examinations shall be held as per schedule.
Residents of Jammu on Tuesday thronged markets to buy essential commodities as authorities here relaxed curfew in a phased manner in the winter capital, where it was imposed on Friday following widespread anti-Pakistan protests and sporadic incidents of violence over the Pulwama terror attack.
Jammu District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar initially ordered relaxation of curfew in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nawabad police station, Jammu city and Peer Mitha from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, followed by relaxation in the areas of bus stand police station, Pacca Danga, Bakshi Nagar and Janipur from 3pm to 5 pm.
Later, the curfew was relaxed in the entire south Jammu from 3.30 pm to 7 pm.
"The relaxation was given in view of the improvement in the situation which remains well under control. There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere," Kumar told reporters here.
However, he said prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC remained in force in the entire city as a precautionary measure and nobody would be allowed to gather or take out processions.
All wine shops and bars would remain closed in the entire district till further orders, he said.
The district magistrate said the situation is returning to normal and a decision to lift the curfew and restore mobile internet services would be taken after review of the situation, especially during the night.
Soon after policemen deployed in the curfew-bound areas announced relaxation through the public address system, people heaved a sigh of relief and thronged markets to buy essential commodities.
In another development, the Jammu University announced postponement of all examinations till February 21 in view of the prevailing situation. Advisors to Governor Satya Pal Malik met him at the Raj Bhavan on Monday evening and briefed him on the prevailing law and order situation in the aftermath of the Pulwama incident.
The governor discussed with advisors issues related to effective maintenance of law and order and directed them that no anti-social element should be allowed to disturb peace and harmony in the state.
(With PTI inputs)