4,000 passports delivered across Jammu, Kashmir region post Aug 5: Prasad
As many as 4,000
passports were delivered in Jammu and Kashmir post August 5, Union Minister
Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday told Rajya Sabha and appreciated India Post for
its good service.
“There was no
suspension of postal services in Kashmir post August 5, 2019” and rather India
Post has done a commendable job including delivery of 4,000 passports, Prasad
said during Question Hour in the Upper House. He said there are 1,694 post
offices in Jammu and Kashmir including 698 in Kashmir.
remained unhindered. In August, a good amount of postal services were
delivered. There was no dislocation per se,” Prasad said.
regulate the inward mail traffic and electronic money orders, the Department of
Posts temporarily suspended booking and transmission of speed post,
registration post and parcels from August 5 to August 18 and booking of
electronic money orders to Kashmir from August 13 to 27 on account of
operations reasons, he said.
He said the
Department of Posts resumed inward mail services to Kashmir from the rest of
country from August 19 and electronic money orders from August 28.
Prasad said the
government took various steps for functioning of post offices to service courts
and other institutions.
Both wings of
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir i.e. Jammu wing and Srinagar wing and all the
district courts in Jammu and Kashmir regions have been functioning normally
before and after August 5, he said.
In reply to
another query, he said health services and schools were functioning normally.
Replying to a supplementary, Prasad said as far as Internet was concerned it
was related to security issues also as cross border activities was fuelling a
4 Kashmiri men
held at Delhi airport with 40 lakh Indian currency
Press Trust of
New Delhi, Dec 5:
Four Kashmiri men were arrested by the customs officials, in coordination with
the Military Intelligence and the CISF, at Delhi airport for allegedly trying
to smuggle into the country Rs 40 lakh for “possible use in the Valley”,
officials said on Thursday.
It is for the
first time that Indian currency in such a large quantity has been seized, they
said. The four men were intercepted at the airport after their arrival from
Jeddah on Tuesday, the officials said.
An amount of Rs
39.14 lakh was seized from them, the officials said, adding the operation was
done in coordination with the Military Intelligence and the Central Industrial
Security Force (CISF).
“It is for the
first time that such a large amount of Indian currency has been seized. The
accused intended to travel to Jammu but were caught before they could board the
flight. The money is suspected to have meant for its possible use in the Valley
(Kashmir),” an official said, wishing anonymity.