Hyderabad police on high alert; Muslim leaders cancel press meet

A group of Muslim leaders who wanted to meet the press persons over the situation developing in India following the abrogation Article 35A and 370 related to Kashmir cancelled the invite at the last minute following a notice from the Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar prohibiting any meeting related to the valley.

The group compromising leaders from Jamiath-ul Ulema, All India Tameer-e-Millat, Tahreek Muslim Shabban, and Wahadat-e-Islami sent an invite to the media organisation for hosting a press conference at 5:30 today.
At around 5-00 p.m. another note came in saying that the press conference has been postponed indefinitely owing to unavoidable circumstances.

Sources said that the press conference was canceled in view of notification from City Police Commissioner.

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However, reports from other media outlets said that Hyderabad police imposed a ban on meetings and rallies after the Union Home Ministry issued an advisory to all the states as well as Union Territories to put security forces and law enforcement agencies on maximum alert following the government’s decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution.

The ban was imposed under the limits of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates in and around the Telangana capital.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar said prohibitory orders have been issued on assembly of five or more persons in sensitive areas.

Telangana Director General of Police, M Mahender Reddy informed all police commissioners and superintendents of police about the advisory over a video conference.

Meanwhile, a press note from the City Police Commissioner said that the situation in all 5 zones of the city is peaceful. It also said that Commissioner Anjani Kumar and senior officers are camping in the old city;

It clarified that section 144 has not been imposed as the situation in the city and its surroundings is normal.

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