Late Sunday evening, mobile internet services were suspended in Srinagar while broadband services continued to remain available. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)
The Jammu & Kashmir government late Sunday night imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in Srinagar district with immediate effect from Monday midnight i.e. August 5 and said it will continue to remain in force until further orders. Late Sunday evening, mobile, broadband internet and cable TV services were suspended in Srinagar.
The order comes minutes after mainstream leaders in the state including former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were placed under house arrest.
According to the order, “there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. All public movement has been curtailed and educational institutions will remain closed”. The order has also banned holding any kind of public meeting or rally until the order is withdrawn.
Identity cards of service officials would be considered as movement passes in various areas.
In Jammu, all the educational institutions were closed till further orders as a precautionary measure as Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration decided to imposed restrictions in Jammu region as well late Sunday night. According to Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh, mobile internet services across Jammu are also being closed.
Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Udhampur districts, Sushma Chouhan and Piyush Singla, respectively, sent messages on social networking sites saying that all school, colleges and other educational institutions shall remain closed as a precautionary measure.--IE