The authorities have decided to impose restrictions in old city area of Srinagar on Monday in view of shutdown call given by separatist leadership to express solidarity with Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails of state.
According to the district Magistrate Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, restrictions will be imposed within the territorial jurisdictions of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal and MR Gunj police stations on Monday.
There will be also partial restrictions within the territorial jurisdictions of Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations of the district.
The authorities also placed under house arrest Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday.
A spokesman of the Hurriyat (M) said that a posse of policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under house arrest.
Mirwaiz’s house detention comes a day ahead Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) call on Monday over “the gruesome atrocities committed by forces across North and South Kashmir.’’
“The condition of thousands of innocents languishing in jails and police stations is also worsening day by day,” JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said in a statement.
The statement said Kashmiris were protesting against these human rights violations and strike call on Monday was intended to highlight these “oppressive measures.”
“Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror across whole valley especially South and North of Kashmir where crackdowns, vandalizing properties, beating, torturing common people, arrests and other oppressive measures have become an order of the day,” JRL statement said. The JRL appealed people to observe a complete shutdown against “these atrocities” on Monday.