Srinagar: Restrictions, coupled with extensive searches, have been intensified across occupied Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on the abrogation of Article 370.
The verdict is scheduled to be announced, tomorrow. Indian troops have been deployed in strength in and around crucial installations, including the secretariat and the airport to prevent anti-India protests.
The Constitution Bench of Indian Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, is set to announce its judgment against the abrogation of Article 370 by Indian government on August 5, 2019.
Srinagar is witnessing excessive checkpoints and roadblocks, with intensified searches.
“Personnel of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force have been patrolling in larger numbers. Indian forces’ personnel are conducting searches in the city,” said Shoib Hameed, a resident of Srinagar.
Additionally, the deployment of bulletproof mobile bunker vehicles at sensitive locations has been increased and high-tech CCTV surveillance has been enhanced.
On Monday, the Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, is set to announce its judgment on the legality of the Indian government’s actions on August 5, 2019, involving the abrogation of Article 370 and its corollary Article 35-A.
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