The Jammu & Kashmir government overdue Sunday night imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in Srinagar district with instant impact from Monday night i.e. August 5 and stated it will stay in force until further orders. Past Sunday night, mobile, broadband internet and cable television connections were suspended in Srinagar.
The order comes minutes after mainstream leaders in the country inclusive of former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been placed under house arrest. In keeping with the order, “there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall additionally continue to be closed. All public movement has been curtailed and educational institutions will remain closed”. The order imposing Section 144 has additionally banned keeping any type of public meeting or rally until the order is withdrawn.
Identity cards of service officers might be taken into consideration as movement passes in diverse regions. In Jammu, all of the educational institutions have been closed till further orders as a precautionary degree as Governor Malik’s administration decided to impose restrictions in Jammu vicinity at late Sunday night. In step with Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh, cellular internet services throughout Jammu also are being closed.
Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Udhampur districts, Sushma Chouhan and Piyush Singla, respectively, sent messages on social networking web sites announcing that all college, schools and different academic institutions shall remain closed as a precaution.
This step has been taken in view of the circumstances in Jammu and Kashmir following multi-fold boom inside the safety deployment due to chance belief, officials stated.
Earlier, safety throughout Jammu area was strengthened with additional deployment of paramilitary forces, consisting of Rapid Action Force (RAF), in various districts mainly in the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, they said. Kashmir remained on edge as the authorities stepped up safety at vital installations and in sensitive areas, suspended mobile net services and either “arrested” or “detained” several leaders in fast-paced deployments on Sunday night.
The officers stated former leader ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti might now not be allowed to transport out in their respective residence in view of the restrictions, while Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI(M) MLA MY Tarigami claimed to have been arrested around middle of the night. However, no legitimate confirmation of the arrests is there.
The University of Jammu will remain closed on Monday and all scheduled examinations were postponed. The authorities have imposed night curfew in Kishtwar, Rajouri districts and Banihal vicinity of Ramban district. Extra paramilitary forces, which arrived in Kashmir within the past few days, were deployed throughout the metropolis and in other inclined areas of the valley, the officers stated.
Rebellion control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some regions where apprehension of regulation and order disturbances is extra, the officers brought. In Delhi, Union home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top safety officers on Sunday and is thought to have discussed the winning situation in Jammu and Kashmir, officers said.
The hour-length meeting was attended by countrywide security guide Ajit Doval, Union domestic Secretary Rajiv Gauba and different senior officials. Political parties in J-K had expressed apprehensions approximately such movement after the Centre deployed additional troops and curtailed the Amarnath Yatra.