Restrictions imposed in Srinagar city to prevent protests
SRINAGAR: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent protests against civilian killings.
Prohibitory orders were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safakadal in old Srinagar and Maisuma and Kralkhud in uptown areas by the Srinagar District Magistrate.
“Essential services, government employees, bank staff, students appearing for examinations and the invigilation staff for such exams are exempted from the restrictions,” the police said, according to IANS news agency.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) — a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik – has called for shutdown in Kashmir against the civilian killings.
Authorities detained Yasin Malik and placed the Mirwaiz under house arrest in his Nigeen residence, while Geelani continued to remain under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence.
Heavy deployments of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been made to maintain law and order at sensitive places in the city.
Educational institutions, including universities, colleges and schools are closed in the Kashmir Valley due to winter vacations.