The Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued an advisory asking the support staff of the Jammu & Kashmir cricket team, including cricketer Irfan Pathan and coach Milap Mewada, to leave the state as soon as possible.
Cricketer Irfan Pathan, coach Milap Mewada, other support staffs of Jammu & Kashmir cricket team requested to leave the state at earliest after Government’s advisory: Report
Officials in Kargil (J&K) directed not to leave their stations and not keep mobile on switched off mode pic.twitter.com/UFpww6XJoU
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“Yes, the JKCA has advised Pathan and other support staff to leave J&K. They will fly out of the Valley on Sunday. Selectors, who are not from the region, have also been asked to leave for their respective places,” JKCA chief executive officer (CEO) Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari told The New Indian Express.
Officials in Kargil, namely district officers, Sub-Divisional magistrates, Tehsildars and other sectoral officers, also have been asked not to leave their stations and have been directed to keep their phones switched on at all times. The advisory comes after the Amarnath Yatra was curtailed by the NDA government at the Center citing security reasons in the state. Tourists have also been directed to leave at the earliest.
The situation in the Valley is tense after the Indian Army detected a Pakistan-backed attempt to attack the Amarnath Yatra. Soon after, an infiltration bid by Pakistani military personnel was foiled by the Army. Multiple Pakistani soldiers died in their failed attempt.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met NSA Ajit Doval and other senior security officials. A crucial cabinet meet is also slated to occur tomorrow as circumstances continue to remain tense.