On Monday, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was under control and no unexpected incident was alleged as authorities has imposed strict restrictions in view of the decision of Centre to end “special status” to the state by elimination of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, said the officials.
Schools and colleges in the state remained closed on the orders of the authorities, it said.
Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that “the situation is under control. There are massive restrictions in place in Srinagar district…there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere.”
Authorities have imposed a curfew in Rajouri and Kishtwar Districts and Ramban District’s Banihal, while restrictions were also deployed in several districts of Srinagar and Jammu, said the officials.
Central Government will force prohibitory orders in Srinagar, which will be effected from midnight as a precautionary measure.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has moved a resolution in the Upper House to eliminate Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which granted “special status” to the state, after the President has issued a notification and introduced a Bill to dismantle the state into two seperate Union Territories – Ladakh, and Jammu & Kashmir.
Jammu & Kashmir would be turned into a Union Territory with a legislature, same like Delhi and Puducherry, and Ladakh would be considered a separate Union Territory without legislature, similar to Chandigarh, and most other Union Territories.