Srinagar, Aug 15: As India and Pakistan traded barbs at each other, security at Jammu and Kashmir is at an unprecedented high. There is palpable tension across the state where the separatists and militants have threatened to up the ante against the Indian security forces.
Security agencies had a tough time in keeping track of the events that have been unfolding since Sunday. Pakistan flags have been raised in several parts of the state. To make matters worse, Pakistan forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the border.
The police have been patrolling various parts of the state to ensure that law and order is tight. Several Pakistan flags and posters of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani have been removed in Srinagar and other parts of the state.
The Hurriyat Conference which released its calendar for the week decided to observe a black day and civil curfew on August 15. From 7 AM onwards all roads leading up to places where Independence Day celebrations would be held will be blocked.
The district commissioners have been told not to hoist the Indian National Flag in any part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Parents have been told not to send their wards to take part in the celebrations. Raise black flags on your houses, shops, market centers and local chowks wear black dresses or black bands on this day, the Hurriyat also states.
As a preventive measure the police arrested separatists, S A Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.