Referring to the government's decision to read down Article 370, the chief secretary said the government's approach was guided by the conviction that all-round development was the most credible solution to address separatist sentiments that were propagated by "vested interests".
The chief secretary also said 12 districts in Jammu and Kashmir were functioning normally while there was limited restrictions only in five districts. He pointed out that the government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and will not tolerate it any cost.
A Kashmir-based journalist, who was picked up from his home in Pulwama by security forces Thursday night, has been released on a bond, officials said on Friday.
On the detentions over the last two weeks, he said "a few" preventive detentions were made in accordance with provisions of the law "to maintain law and order and avoid breach of peace".
"The measures put in place have ensured that there has not been a single loss of life", Subrahmanyam said.
The Indian troops had clamped tight restrictions on mosques across the valley for Eid-ul-Azha festival, fearing anti-government protests over the stripping of the region's autonomy, according to residents.
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"Life in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to become normal in the coming few days", he added. Restrictions on movement in public will be removed area by area, and public transport will also begin.
This was Jammu and Kashmir's first Independence Day following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the splitting of the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
He further noted that telecom connectivity will gradually be restored in a phase-wise manner keeping in mind constant threat posed by terrorist's organizations in using mobile connectivity to organize terror actions.
In Srinagar, prohibitory orders were relaxed in the Civil Lines area to allow public and vehicle movement but the curbs remained in place in the downtown part of the city.
He also claimed that the media centres at Jammu and Kashmir were kept open, where senior press officials were always available to brief the government about the prevailing situation.
Since then, the state had been under lockdown and security forces were put on maximum alert to "pre-empt" and "prevent" any breach of security.