No curfew, everything normal in J&K: Amit Shah on Kashmir in Rajya Sabha

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah. File Photo

New Delhi, November 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that there was no curfew in Kashmir while he said the normalcy has been restored in the state.

Presenting the status report on Kashmir in Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah defended internet ban in the Valley and added that further decision will be reviewed by the local administration.

As far as internet services are concerned, the decision can be taken by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities. There are activities by Pakistan too in Kashmir region, so keeping security in mind, whenever the local authority deems it fit, a decision will be taken, Amit Shah said.

Amid uproar by the Congress who claimed that the situation was anything but normal in Kashmir, Amit Shah said national security was above internet services.

On how long will it take to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the situation has already normalised in Kashmir.