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Kashmir turmoil: Indefinite curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions on Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti's movement

Government has imposed restrictions in Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on August 5, which shall remain in force till further orders.




India Today Web Desk
New DelhiAugust 5, 2019
UPDATED: August 5, 2019 00:28 IST



Kashmir turmoil: Section 144 imposed in Srinagar, Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest
HIGHLIGHTS
  • An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Srinagar
  • Restrictions have been imposed on the movements of senior Kashmir leaders
  • All schools and colleges in Valley have been asked to remain closed

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have been reportedly put under house arrest as the authorities imposed restrictions on the people's movements across Srinagar. Mobile and internet services have also been suspended in the Valley.
"Former CMs Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti not to be allowed to move out of house as strict curfew to be imposed at crack of dawn, " news agency quoted Police sources as saying.
"I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight," former Jammua and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet.
He added that the "process had 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," his tweet read.
Omar Abdullah, however, asked people to remain calm. "To the people of Kashmir, we don’t know what is in store for us but I am a firm believer that what ever Almighty Allah has planned it is always for the better, we may not see it now but we must never doubt his ways. Good luck to everyone, stay safe & above all PLEASE STAY CALM," he said in another tweet.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also shared her concerns on the reports of curfew-like situation in the Valley. "Hearing reports about internet being snapped soon including cellular coverage. Curfew passes being issued too. God knows what awaits us tomorrow. It’s going to be a long night," she said.
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"How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India," Mehbooba Mufti said in another tweet.
Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI(M) MLA M Y Tarigami have also said that they have been arrested.


Curfew imposed in Srinagar
Authorities have clamped prohibitory orders under the Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits assembly of more than four people at a time.
Mobile and internet services have aslo been suspended in the Valley.
Government has imposed restrictions in Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on August 5, which shall remain in force till further orders.
As per the order, there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed.
There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this order. Identity cards of essential services officials will be treated as movement passes wherever required.
Jammu DC has also advised educational institutions o remain closed. "All schools, colleges and academic institutions both private and government are advised to remain closed as a measure of caution," the advisory said.
The orders come in view of the heightened tensions in the area over deployement of security troops and rumours that thye government was planning to scrap Article 35 A and Article 370, which provide for special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.



Kashmir turmoil: Indefinite curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions on Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti's movement
 
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Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah Under House Arrest In J&K Turmoil: 10 Facts

"I believe I'm being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight & the process has already started for other mainstream leaders," Omar Abdullah tweeted.


All India | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Updated: August 05, 2019 00:30 IST






The development comes amid uncertainty and massive security build-up in Jammu and Kashmir.
SRINAGAR:
  1. "How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India," Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
  2. Earlier in the day, Ms Mufti and leaders from all political parties from the state held a meeting and issued a resolution, warning the government of "consequences" if it changed the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. Kashmir remained on edge on Sunday as authorities stepped up security deployment at vital installations and sensitive areas and enforced curfew-like restrictions citing heightened terror threat and a flare up of hostilities with Pakistan along the Line of Control.
  4. Mobile internet services were suspended across the Kashmir valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, police said. Many schools and colleges have been shut down and various educational institutions directed their students to vacate hostels.
  5. In Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top security officials, officials said. The hour-long meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officials.
  6. The Union Cabinet is scheduled to meet on Monday at 9:30 am at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
  7. After the Jammu and Kashmir administration scrapped the Amarnath Yatra and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley at the earliest on Friday, anxious residents continue to throng markets to stock on essentials and serpentine queues have been visible outside shops and fuel stations.
  8. Additional paramilitary forces - as many as 35,000 - which arrived here last week, have been deployed across the city and in other vulnerable areas of Kashmir Valley, the officials said.
  9. Barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar. Riot control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some areas where apprehension of law and order disturbances is more, the officials added.
  10. The dramatic security clampdown stoked fears that the centre may have plans to modify or do away with Article 35A of the constitution, which gives exclusive rights to the state's residents in government jobs and land, or Article 370 which gives autonomous status to the state.



Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah Under House Arrest In J&K Turmoil: 10 Facts
 

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Kashmir turmoil: Indefinite curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions on Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti's movement

Government has imposed restrictions in Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on August 5, which shall remain in force till further orders.




India Today Web Desk
New DelhiAugust 5, 2019
UPDATED: August 5, 2019 00:28 IST



Kashmir turmoil: Section 144 imposed in Srinagar, Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest
HIGHLIGHTS
  • An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Srinagar
  • Restrictions have been imposed on the movements of senior Kashmir leaders
  • All schools and colleges in Valley have been asked to remain closed

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have been reportedly put under house arrest as the authorities imposed restrictions on the people's movements across Srinagar. Mobile and internet services have also been suspended in the Valley.
"Former CMs Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti not to be allowed to move out of house as strict curfew to be imposed at crack of dawn, " news agency quoted Police sources as saying.
"I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight," former Jammua and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet.
He added that the "process had 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," his tweet read.
Omar Abdullah, however, asked people to remain calm. "To the people of Kashmir, we don’t know what is in store for us but I am a firm believer that what ever Almighty Allah has planned it is always for the better, we may not see it now but we must never doubt his ways. Good luck to everyone, stay safe & above all PLEASE STAY CALM," he said in another tweet.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also shared her concerns on the reports of curfew-like situation in the Valley. "Hearing reports about internet being snapped soon including cellular coverage. Curfew passes being issued too. God knows what awaits us tomorrow. It’s going to be a long night," she said.
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"How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India," Mehbooba Mufti said in another tweet.
Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI(M) MLA M Y Tarigami have also said that they have been arrested.


Curfew imposed in Srinagar
Authorities have clamped prohibitory orders under the Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits assembly of more than four people at a time.
Mobile and internet services have aslo been suspended in the Valley.
Government has imposed restrictions in Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on August 5, which shall remain in force till further orders.
As per the order, there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed.
There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this order. Identity cards of essential services officials will be treated as movement passes wherever required.
Jammu DC has also advised educational institutions o remain closed. "All schools, colleges and academic institutions both private and government are advised to remain closed as a measure of caution," the advisory said.
The orders come in view of the heightened tensions in the area over deployement of security troops and rumours that thye government was planning to scrap Article 35 A and Article 370, which provide for special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.



Kashmir turmoil: Indefinite curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions on Omar Abullah, Mehbooba Mufti's movement
No curfew has been imposed.
All these are rumors as India Today is saying now.


Kashmir Valley from early Monday, it was announced here.

"Government has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in District Srinagar with effect from 1200 Hrs on 5th August 2019 which shall remain in force till further orders.

"As per the order, there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this order. Identity cards of essential services officials will be treated as movement passes wherever required.

"However, there is no curfew in place as reported in a section of media," an official statement said.

 

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Ladakh To Back in North India
All the traffic is coming back via Leh - Manali Route.
People are getting lost in no network area.
Don't panic.
All the traffic is going by Leh- Manali Route.
Hence delay on this route is possible.
Jispa is the point where network is working.
Leh and Ladakh also has mobile network working as heard.
Who ever reaches Leh from Manali side can connect back to family.

Kashmir Valley is almost cut off.
No outsider is allowed to enter there.
 

chiragv

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Guys,

Need some advise/ground reality if possible at all
Have been tracking the news all through these last few weeks.

Here's our conundrum:-
Four of us (from Mumbai, Bangalore and one from London) due to fly into Srinagar on this Friday (9th)
1 bike already at GATI Srinagar, other is at GATI Ambala (or probably in transit to Jammu as I post this message).

No communication with anyone in Srinagar has been possible since today morning so ofcourse I gotta forget about that bike for the time being.

The question is, how is the situation at these places:-
1. As of now, are things ok in Leh and other parts of Ladakh?
2. How about Manali - Leh? OK to enter from these side? would probably rent one bike from Manali if all OK there.
3. Spoke to GATI Jammu and gonna ask them to hold the bike there (guess they will anyway) and we travel from Jammu to Keylong via Chamba. Can I exit Jammu that route? how are things in Jammu and to exit elsewhere towards south?

Appreciate any information if available, as time is running out to make amendments, especially for the one coming from abroad.

Thanks
Chirag
 

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Kashmir update for Tourists:

1. Don't plan any trip of Kashmir region for next 3-4 months.

2. Phone networks will not work in Kashmir for next atleast 1 month.

3. Phone network service will be resumed in Jammu in next 3-4 days.

4. No entry for tourist from banihal side or Kargil side. Dont even try.

5. Ladakh is reachable from Manali side. There is no issue.
Dont cross Dras/Kargil.

6. Dont go for Kishwar/Doda till next update.

7. Dont cross Padri Pass towards Kashmir

8. Cliff hanger (killar-Kishward) road can be done from himachal side and return from same himachal side.

I will keep u updated here .

Pray for peace


-DB
@ Devender Bijania


^Got this Message from a BCMTian
Who is also keeping eye on developments....
 
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adsatinder

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Here's our conundrum:-
Four of us (from Mumbai, Bangalore and one from London) due to fly into Srinagar on this Friday (9th)
1 bike already at GATI Srinagar, other is at GATI Ambala (or probably in transit to Jammu as I post this message).

No communication with anyone in Srinagar has been possible since today morning so ofcourse I gotta forget about that bike for the time being.

The question is, how is the situation at these places:-
1. As of now, are things ok in Leh and other parts of Ladakh?


Can't say it now.
How things will develop tomorrow or ahead ?



2. How about Manali - Leh? OK to enter from these side? would probably rent one bike from Manali if all OK there.

Ok if all goes well in Ladakh.
Manali Bike rentals can't cross Sarchu.
Don't do this.
Better take pilion or a peron can get Shared Taxi if they are running after this situation.
Shared Taxi is available at Manali Bus Stand.
Innova etc goes daily to Leh.
Hire bike from Leh itself.
You can move in Ladakh on hired bike of Leh only.


3. Spoke to GATI Jammu and gonna ask them to hold the bike there (guess they will anyway) and we travel from Jammu to Keylong via Chamba. Can I exit Jammu that route? how are things in Jammu and to exit elsewhere towards south?

Can't say about this.
Sach Pass is tricky.
If Sach Pass is closed, you have to go via Manali.
Manali also will take a day for Permit to cross Rohtang.




Appreciate any information if available, as time is running out to make amendments, especially for the one coming from abroad.

News is coming every now & then but due to No Connectivity can't say if it is right or wrong.
Everything is not predictable or told here.
You can ask those Gati people as they have their Staff there and they are in better position to tell all that is running practically.
Staff may come daily or after sometime.
Only they can tell you the roads are open or not.
Better ask them to take bike towards Patankot side as it will be much better to have bike at this place and you can move into Himachal from this side if Ladakh remain peaceful without any protests.
If possible take it to Ambala as other bike is also at Ambala.

Rest experts will guide soon here about the situation as it develops.
 
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bike already at GATI Srinagar,
Guys,

Need some advise/ground reality if possible at all
Have been tracking the news all through these last few weeks.

Here's our conundrum:-
Four of us (from Mumbai, Bangalore and one from London) due to fly into Srinagar on this Friday (9th)
1 bike already at GATI Srinagar, other is at GATI Ambala (or probably in transit to Jammu as I post this message).

No communication with anyone in Srinagar has been possible since today morning so ofcourse I gotta forget about that bike for the time being.

The question is, how is the situation at these places:-
1. As of now, are things ok in Leh and other parts of Ladakh?
2. How about Manali - Leh? OK to enter from these side? would probably rent one bike from Manali if all OK there.
3. Spoke to GATI Jammu and gonna ask them to hold the bike there (guess they will anyway) and we travel from Jammu to Keylong via Chamba. Can I exit Jammu that route? how are things in Jammu and to exit elsewhere towards south?

Appreciate any information if available, as time is running out to make amendments, especially for the one coming from abroad.

Thanks
Chirag

i would suggest to drop the plan and look for your bike with GATI.
 
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