Jammu and Kashmir: Schools, colleges reopen as restrictions eased amid tight vigil

People in Jammu and Kashmir offered Friday prayers in their local mosques as restrictions were eased for the purpose. Officials said Valley was largely peaceful barring minor incidents of stone pelting in the apple-town of Sopore in north Kashmir. The Jammu district administration on Friday withdrew prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 imposed here on August 5 in view of the Centre abrogating constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, all schools, colleges and academic institutions in Jammu have opened today. 

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