Big Day For India. Jammu And Kashmir - Section 144 Of CrPC Imposed

The government imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in Srinagar district with immediate effect from Sunday midnight as a precautionary measure, which shall remain in force till further orders.

Big Day For India. Jammu And Kashmir - Section 144 Of CrPC Imposed
Section 144 has been imposed in Kashmir with an immediate effect from 12 am on Monday.

The government imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in Srinagar district with immediate effect from 12 am on Monday as a precautionary measure, which shall remain in force till further orders.

In a phased manner, mobile Internet services were snapped in all districts of the Kashmir Valley. Restrictions and night curfews were imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir as the Valley remained on edge with authorities stepping up security deployment. Also cabinet meeting was called upon this issue in early hours of the day. 

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. 

CPI(M) MPs have moved a resolution Section 267 to suspend business in the Rajya Sabha to discuss Kashmir. The party sought an explanation for the troop build-up in Kashmir.

"The unprecedented cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra mid-way, the instructions to tourists to leave the valley at the earliest on Friday, and the alleged house arrest of political party leaders have heightened tensions and anxieties among the people," the resolution said.

"All this has fueled apprehensions that some drastic measures affecting the Constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir is contemplated with reference to Article 35 A and Article 370," the resolution added.

Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were placed under house arrest

The order came minutes after mainstream leaders in the state including former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were placed under house arrest. "The process has already started for other mainstream leaders. No way of knowing if this is true but if it is then I'll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store. Allah save us,” Omar Abdullah tweeted after the government decided to scale up the presence of defence forces in Jammu and Kashmir and snapped mobile internet services on Sunday night.

Responding to Abdullah’s tweet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “You are not alone @OmarAbdullah. Every Indian democrat will stand with the decent mainstream leaders in Kashmir as you face up to whatever the government has in store for our country. Parliament is still in session & our voices will not be stilled.”

Former Chief Minister Mufti said, “In such difficult times, I’d like to assure our people that come what may, we are in this together and will fight it out. Nothing should break our resolve to strive for what’s rightfully ours.”

Mr. Omar Abdullah and Ms. Mufti earlier in the day had warned the Centre against abrogation of Article 35A and Article 370, which gives special status to J&K. “It is something the country has been waiting for the last 70 years. Even our manifesto mentioned the need to abrogate Article 370, so it is not something we brought out suddenly like a rabbit from a magic hat,” Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responds to criticism against the scrapping of the Jammu and Kashmir resolution.

Schools, colleges and institutionsinstitutions were ordered to be closed in various regions of jammu and Kashmir. The University of Jammu will remain closed on Monday and all scheduled examinations have been postponed. The authorities also imposed curfew and restrictions in Rajouri district from Sunday night and ordered closure of all educational institutes, the officials said.

All security forces across the country are on ‘high alert’, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, following the government’s decision. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order to Chief Secretaries & Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of all state/UTs and Commissioner of Police, Delhi for immediate instructions stating, “It is requested to take special care to ensure the safety and security of residents of Jammu & Kashmir, especially the students in various parts of the country.”

The authorities imposed night curfew in Kishtwar and Rajouri districts and Banihal area of Ramban district, while restrictions were imposed in Jammu, Resai and Doda districts, besides Srinagar on Sunday. 

And so it seems, that we are waiting for some mind numbing to happen.