Mir has been a former MLA from PDP’s Rafiabad assembly seat, while Lone had contested from North Kashmir on a Congress ticket, in which he had to face defeat. He later left the Congress. He is considered close to People’s Conference chief Sajjad Lone.
will have to give affidavit
Noor Mohammad is an activist of the National Conference. Before being released, Noor Mohammad will sign an affidavit promising to maintain peace and good behavior, officials said. Significantly, after the decision of the Central Government on August 5 to abolish most of the provisions of Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two union territories, more than thousand including politicians, separatists, activists and lawyers. People were taken into custody.
The spokesman said that the governor is holding situation-cum-security review meetings for two hours daily from 6 pm to 8 pm from August 5. The meeting initially focused on reviewing the security scenario after the ban was imposed in the wake of constitutional changes. Some of the major decisions taken in the past in situation and safety review meetings include reopening of higher secondary schools, colleges and universities, resumption of public transport and opening of additional travel counters, the spokesperson said.
Relatives are scared due to the ban on communication services and security reasons
Due to the bandh in most parts of the Valley and suspension of communication services, families are not sending their children to schools or colleges due to security reasons. Normal life remained disrupted in Kashmir since August 5. Public vehicles remained off the roads in the city, but on October 9-10, Jahangir Chowk witnessed a huge traffic jam due to the movement of private vehicles. (PTI input)