Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar, Shopian

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Restrictions in Srinagar

Strict restrictions under Section 144 CrPc were imposed in Srinagar and Shopian police stations to prevent protests by separatists.

The restrictions have been imposed in 7 police stations in Srinagar’s Nowhatta, Rainawar, Khanyar, Safkadal, M R Gunj and the entire Shopian district. Partial restrictions were also imposed in Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of the city.

The Killings took place in a firing incident in Shopian’s Pahnoo area on Sunday.

The restrictions were imposed to maintain law and order in view of a strike and a protest march. The protest march was called by separatists against shifting Kashmiri prisoners out of the valley.

Separatists under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) have called on strike and a march to Shopian to protest against the killings of six persons that included six persons including two militants. They demanded a complete shutdown on Wednesday.

Yasin Malik is lodged in Srinagar Central Jail while Geelani and Umer are under house arrest.

Normal life was affected as all educational institutes have been closed and the examinations scheduled on Wednesday are postponed. Train services remain suspended. Markets, public transport and other businesses also remain closed. Internet services in south Kashmir continued to remain suspended for the third consecutive day.

However, private cars, cabs, and auto-rickshaws moved into the areas where restrictions were not imposed.

Large numbers of police, including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in sensitive areas of the valley.

The police issued an advisory seeking cooperation from the citizens. They have asked them not to pay attention to rumors in the wake of restrictions.

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