Virtual curfew in Srinagar, Omar and Mehbooba under ‘house arrest’;

Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar district under Section 144 of the CrPC with effect from midnight. There would be no movement of public. There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies. Identity cards of “essential services officials” will be treated as movement passes wherever required.
All educational institutions were closed across the state as a precautionary measure.

Internet services on mobile were stopped in Kashmir in the evening, while broadband was also cut late in the night. Voice calls were expected to be cut in a phased manner.

Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI (M) MLA M Y Tarigami claimed they were arrested on Sunday night as Kashmir remained on edge with authorities stepping up security deployment.

However, no official confirmation was immediately available.

Police officials said former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti would not be allowed to move out of house as strict curfew would be imposed in Kashmir at the crack of dawn amid heightened terror threat and flare-up of hostilities with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

Posted in: National