High tension prevailed in J&K amid government provokes Article 370
In a Rajya Sabha session on Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution amid prevailing tensions in Jammu & Kashmir. Article 370 of the Constitution provides autonomous status to the state. Earlier, former J&K CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were put under house arrest.
The tensions in the state emerged after the Jammu and Kashmir administration scrapped the Amarnath Yatra and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave the state, citing security threats from terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army.
Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar district under Section 144 with effect from midnight, which will remain in force till further orders. As per the order, there would be no movement of public and all educational institutions will remain closed. On Sunday evening, mobile internet services were also snapped in most parts of Kashmir.
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in Jammu district from 6 am on Monday in view of the prevailing situation in the state, as per the orders by District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan. This comes after Section 144 was imposed across Srinagar district from 12 am. Further, University of Jammu will remain closed on Monday.