Situation totally peaceful across J&K: DGP

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SRINAGAR/JAMMU: The situation in all three regions of Jammu and Kashmir is totally peaceful, amid unprecedented security cover and restrictions, top officials said on Tuesday.
There are no untoward reports from anywhere in the state, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said from Srinagar, a day after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and proposed to bifurcate the state into two union territories.
The law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “totally peaceful”, Singh said.
In Srinagar city, where there has been virtual communications blackout with few phones and internet connections, people who have urgent work are being allowed to move despite strict restrictions, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
In Srinagar, people who have any emergency or some urgent work are being allowed to move despite strict restrictions, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
He said the situation is totally under control and no reports of any untoward incident is reported from anywhere.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, who were under house arrest since Sunday night, have been arrested on Monday night as they were treated a threat to the law and order situation, officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari were among over a dozen who were arrested, they said.
Orders of their arrests were issued by magistrates in view of their activities to cause breach of peace and tranquillity in the Kashmir Valley.
In Jammu region, night curfew was imposed in Kishtwar and Rajouri areas and restrictions under Section 144 CrPc were imposed in all the districts of Jammu region, the officials said.
“The situation is totally peaceful. There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere. Night curfew was imposed and restriction are in place,” Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar A S Rana said.
Deputy Commissioner Doda D S Dattatray said the situation remained peaceful in Doda and have appealed to people to maintain peace and tranquillity.
All educational institutes across the state are closed for the second consecutive day, the officials said.