Omar, Mehbooba, Lone placed under house arrest

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Authorities on Sunday placed top mainstream leaders under house arrest and imposed restrictions across Srinagar.

A source said that National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti and chairman of Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone were placed under house arrest late in the night.

Meanwhile, authorities imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in Srinagar district.

An official statement said, “The restrictions have been imposed with effect from 1200 hours on 5 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,” the statement added.

Authorities also snapped mobile internet services across Kashmir late in the night. 

Tarigami , Majeed placed under house arrest

Late night reports said that CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami and Congress leader Usman Majeed were also placed under house arrest.