Jammu Kashmir High Alert: internet service closed, Article 144 applicable in Srinagar
Mobile internet services have been snapped in Jammu and the Section 144, which restricts unlawful assembly of more than four people in an area, will be imposed on the city from 6:00 am on Monday. Mobile internet services have also been suspended in the Kashmir Valley.
Just before the midnights, former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were placed on house arrest. People's Conference leader Sajad Lone has also been placed under house arrest.
Reacting to her house arrests amid prevailing situations in Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti said that the voices of people who fought for peace are being muzzled. Omar Abdullah said that he does not know what is happening but, he said, it "does not look good".
Meanwhile, restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPC in Srinagar with effect from midnight August 5. The government has said that the restrictions will remain in force until further orders. "There shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed," the government order read.
Amid the prevailing situations in J&K, a total of 40 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed in the Jammu region. All schools, colleges and academic institutions both private and government are advised to remain closed as a measure of caution.
"Section 144 imposed in Reasi district, classwork of all schools, colleges, and academic institutions, both private and government, shall remain suspended from 5th August till further orders, as a precautionary measure," the J&K government order read.