Kashmir remained on the edge as authority stepped up security in sensitive areas. Internet services suspended and due to fast-paced development on Sunday night, several leaders are either detained or arrested. The official stated, “At the crack of dawn restriction on the movement of people would come in force in the Kashmir valley.”
The official also states that former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah would not be allowed to move out their premises in view of restriction. While congress leader Usman Majid and CPI MLA M Y Tarigami are claimed to have been arrested around midnight.
However, there is no official confirmation of the arrest.
A senior political leader responds to this house arrest, what is going wrong in J & K? Why leaders are behind the bars when they are innocent? If Kashmiris are our citizens then our elected leaders are our partners too. Certainly, mainstream leaders must be kept on board while acting against terrorists and separatists? If alienate them then who will left? Aside from that tweeted that the Parliament is still in session, therefore, we will raise our voice in the house against injustice.
Due to internet service have been suspended in the valley, therefore, satellite phones were provided to district magistrates and police officials.
The government has imposed restriction under section 144CrPC in Srinagar district with the effect of midnight.
As per the government direction, there will no public movement and all educational institutions shall remain closed. There will be a complete bar on organizing public rallies or meeting during the period of operation of this order.
After the J & K administration curtained the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists and pilgrims to leave the valley at earliest on Friday, anxious residents continue to throng markets to stock on essential. Serpentine queues have been visible outside fuel stations and shops.
In the view of “Panic Stocking” Anantnag district Administration ordered all fuel station dealer not to sell diesel and petrol with permission from authorized office or district magistrate.
Students in Kashmir valley are also directed to vacant hostels.
The authorities in Udhampur and Jammu district are ordered the closure of colleges and schools as precautionary measures.
The University of Jammu will remain closed on Monday and all scheduled examinations have been postponed.
The authorities have imposed night curfew in Kishtwar, Rajouri districts and Banihal area of Ramban district.
Additional paramilitary forces, which arrived in Kashmir in the past few days, have been deployed across the city and in other vulnerable areas of the valley, the officials said.
The strength of the security personnel has been increased around vital installations such as the civil secretariat, police headquarters, airport and various central government establishments in the city, they said.
Barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.
Riot control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some areas where the apprehension of law and order disturbances is more, the officials added.
In Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top security officials on Sunday and is believed to have discussed the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
In this hour-long meeting is attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv, and other senior officers.
Political parties in J-K had expressed apprehensions about such action after the Centre deployed additional troops and curtailed the Amarnath Yatra.