J&K, August 5, 2019:
Three prominent politicians from Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone, were placed under house arrest Sunday. Mobile internet and landline phone connections have been blocked in many places and public meetings or rallies have been banned, leading to increased panic among the people.
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It is to be mentioned that there is a massive security build-up and government advisory asking Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir immediately.
This comes amid rumors that that Government indents to modify the special status granted to the state under the constitution straight away.
Kashmir remained on edge on Sunday as authorities stepped up security deployment at vital installations and sensitive areas and enforced curfew-like restrictions. The Government sources have claimed that there are many JeM cells which are expected to carry out terror operations ahead of Independence Day celebrations in the State.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet is meeting today at 9:30 am at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Meanwhile, former Chief Ministers Abdullah and Mufti have claimed that they have been placed under ‘house arrest’. “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,” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
Omar Abdullah wrote: “I’ll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store. Allah save us.”
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