After Srinagar, Section 144 imposed in Jammu; internet snapped

A view of a street in Jammu. Photograph Saide Zahoor for The Kashmir Walla
JK Bank

After Kashmir valley, the mobile internet services have also 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.

On 4 August, just before midnight, the former Jammu and Kashmir 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.

As per reports, Kashmiri Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami have also been arrested.

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 5 August. 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.

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