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Tensions spike in Kashmir, security stepped up

Army, paramilitary troopers deployed at sensitive installations

CU students asked to vacate hostels, KU students flee in panic

 

 

August 05, 2019 | BK CORRESPONDENT/SRINAGAR:

As tensions continue to escalate over the likelihood of abrogation of special status, security was beefed up at sensitive areas and government installations across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
According to reports, many areas in Kashmir Valley and even Jammu witnessed extra deployment of security forces even as the Valley remained on edge amid intelligence inputs of terror threat and growing skirmishes between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Security has been beefed up at sensitive installations including the civil secretariat, police headquarter, courts, hospitals, educational institutions and other sensitive places,” a senior police officer said.
The officer said additional forces including the army and central paramilitary troopers have been deployed in some areas of the state as a precautionary measure.
The security has been stepped up after Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration abruptly called off the Amarnath Yatra and asked religious tourist and holiday makers to leave the valley at the earliest on Friday.
The security advisory by the home department sparked panic as anxious residents thronged markets to stock essentials in anticipation of ‘long period of unrest’ in Kashmir.
At fuel stations, serpentine queues of customers were visible on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with many stations running dry.
Witnesses said concertina wires and barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar. Police has also kept riot control vehicles on standby in some areas in anticipation of law and order problems.
Various educational institutions also directed their students to vacate hostels. The Central University of Kashmir on Sunday asked the students to vacate the hostels while the students putting up at hostels in University of Kashmir fled their rooms in panic.
According to reports, additional paramilitary troopers, which have been arriving here since last week, are in the process of being posted across the city and in other vulnerable areas of the Kashmir Valley.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, the mentor of Jammu and Kashmir state teams who was in Srinagar to oversee the trials for the U-16 (Vijay Merchant Trophy) and U-19 (Cooch Behar Trophy) squads, left the summer capital, along with the young players.
“It is for the first time that the second phase of junior team trials is being postponed since there has been a government advisory. I had a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. Accordingly, it was decided that the boys need to be sent back home,” Pathan said.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting with top security officials to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The hourlong meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officials.
The meeting came amid fresh skirmishes between security forces of India and Pakistan along the border with the Army foiling an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector, killing five to seven intruders.
The Indian Army has asked its Pakistani counterparts to approach them by raising white flags and take possession of bodies that are lying on the Indian side of the LoC.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik has dismissed speculations that the Centre might be planning to do away with Article 35A of the Constitution, which gives exclusive rights to the state’s residents in government jobs and land.

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Tensions spike in Kashmir, security stepped up

Army, paramilitary troopers deployed at sensitive installations

CU students asked to vacate hostels, KU students flee in panic

 

 

August 05, 2019 | BK CORRESPONDENT/SRINAGAR:

As tensions continue to escalate over the likelihood of abrogation of special status, security was beefed up at sensitive areas and government installations across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
According to reports, many areas in Kashmir Valley and even Jammu witnessed extra deployment of security forces even as the Valley remained on edge amid intelligence inputs of terror threat and growing skirmishes between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Security has been beefed up at sensitive installations including the civil secretariat, police headquarter, courts, hospitals, educational institutions and other sensitive places,” a senior police officer said.
The officer said additional forces including the army and central paramilitary troopers have been deployed in some areas of the state as a precautionary measure.
The security has been stepped up after Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration abruptly called off the Amarnath Yatra and asked religious tourist and holiday makers to leave the valley at the earliest on Friday.
The security advisory by the home department sparked panic as anxious residents thronged markets to stock essentials in anticipation of ‘long period of unrest’ in Kashmir.
At fuel stations, serpentine queues of customers were visible on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with many stations running dry.
Witnesses said concertina wires and barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar. Police has also kept riot control vehicles on standby in some areas in anticipation of law and order problems.
Various educational institutions also directed their students to vacate hostels. The Central University of Kashmir on Sunday asked the students to vacate the hostels while the students putting up at hostels in University of Kashmir fled their rooms in panic.
According to reports, additional paramilitary troopers, which have been arriving here since last week, are in the process of being posted across the city and in other vulnerable areas of the Kashmir Valley.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, the mentor of Jammu and Kashmir state teams who was in Srinagar to oversee the trials for the U-16 (Vijay Merchant Trophy) and U-19 (Cooch Behar Trophy) squads, left the summer capital, along with the young players.
“It is for the first time that the second phase of junior team trials is being postponed since there has been a government advisory. I had a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. Accordingly, it was decided that the boys need to be sent back home,” Pathan said.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting with top security officials to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The hourlong meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officials.
The meeting came amid fresh skirmishes between security forces of India and Pakistan along the border with the Army foiling an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector, killing five to seven intruders.
The Indian Army has asked its Pakistani counterparts to approach them by raising white flags and take possession of bodies that are lying on the Indian side of the LoC.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik has dismissed speculations that the Centre might be planning to do away with Article 35A of the Constitution, which gives exclusive rights to the state’s residents in government jobs and land.


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