Watch: Amit Shah moves resolution to abrogate Article 370
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved in Rajya Sabha for Parliament's approval a resolution to scrap the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution on a date to be decided by the President.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met members of his cabinet on Monday.
The state is under unprecedented security cover with prohibitory orders (Section 144) in place against assembling of people, top leaders are reportedly under house arrest, internet has been snapped and all educational institutes shut.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted about being put under house arrest and urged people to 'stay calm' just before internet services in the Valley died.
The current build started on July 27 when up an additional 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for counter-insurgency operations and to maintain law and order. This move set off speculation that a 'big move' was planned for Kashmir.