Shutdown, curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir Valley

Shutdown, curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir Valley

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SRINAGAR: Amid shutdown curfew-like restrictions were imposed by the government in seven police station areas in Srinagar to prevent protests called by the joint resistance leadership against the killing of a youth in forces firing on Tuesday.

The police stations include Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Safa Kadal.

Restrictions under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were also imposed in the district headquarters of Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Baramulla, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora and Kupwara.

The Hurriyat have called for general shutdown and protests against the killing of Adil Farooq Magrey of Ganawpora village in Shopian, who was killed when protesters clashed with the forces to disrupt an anti-militancy operation in the village on Tuesday.

All educational institutions, including colleges and schools have also been closed across the Kashmir Valley to prevent protests by students.

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal town have been suspended.

While senior Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Geelani continued to remain under house arrest, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was placed under house arrest early today.

Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik has gone in hiding as he plans to lead the protest in Lal Chowk, reports said.

Heavy deployments have also been made in places where restrictions have not been imposed.

Authorities have already suspended 3G and 4G mobile internet services in the valley and reduced the speed of fixed landline broadband facilities.