Srinagar, January 26 : In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have suspended 2 G Mobile internet services across Kashmir valley in view of Indian Republic Day official celebrations, today.
Indian troops, paramilitary forces and police personnel carried out random searches in and around Lal Chowk and adjoining areas in Srinagar in a bid to prevent protests, officials told media men.
Sharpshooters have been deployed atop high-rising buildings while vigil is being kept through drones on the roads leading to Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar, the main venue for 72nd Republic Day function in Kashmir, and its adjoining areas to thwart protests.
All the roads leading to the Stadium are at high security. Sonawar remains closed for any civilian movement and people are being directed to take alternative routes to reach to their respective destinations. Special identification cards have been issued by authorities and only people carrying theses passes will be allowed to move towards the venue of the RD function in Srinagar.
Checkpoints have been established at various places in the city, where forces are randomly checking vehicles, frisking passengers and checking their identity cards before allowing them to move ahead.
Talking to reporters, a top police officer of Kashmir said a multi-layered security cover has been put in place while domination and surveillance of areas are being undertaken. He had said security forces are launching cordon-and-search operations wherever there is some suspicion as regards the presence of liberation activists.