As the 14-hour 'Janata curfew' kicked in from 7 am, people across India stayed indoors, streets bore a deserted look, all shops and establishments and hotels had their shutters down and a large number of vehicles were off the roads.
Farooq Abdullah has been set free after 221 days. He was under preventive detention first, and charged under the Public Safety Act in September. His detention was last extended on March 11 for three months.
The order, that was issued without the requisite whitelist of websites, stated that internet access shall be available across the UT of J&K with speed restricted to 2G and "these services shall not be made available on pre-paid sim cards".
In the social sciences textbook for class VII, pictures of J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur have been included while explaining the administrative structure in the UT.
Among the 153 websites on the whitelist are four email services, including Gmail and Outlook, 15 banking websites, including RBI, J&K Bank, PayPal and Western Union, three employment websites, 38 educational websites, including websites of five J&K-based universities and Wikipedia.