Restrictions, shutdown in Kashmir

Restrictions, shutdown in Kashmir

June 02, 2018

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar

A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir while authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the wake of mowing down of youth by the CRPF vehicle in Nowhatta area yesterday.

Curfew and restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas of the Srinagar city, a police official said.

He said curfew has been imposed in the Nowhatta area of the city, while restrictions under Section 144 CrPc were in force in Rainawari, Safakadal, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas of Srinagar.

The curbs have been imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called a strike across Kashmir today to protest against the recent civilian killings.

Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar were shut, while public transport was off the roads.

Similar, reports were also received from other districts as well.

Rising Kashmir’s Baramulla correspondent Noor Ul Haq informed newsroom that a complete shutdown is being observed in Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan and Rafiabad areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday following the call for a shutdown by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).

Eyewitnesses told Rising Kashmir that all shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads in Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan and Rafiabad areas of the district.

Additional deployment of forces has been put in place in volatile Sopore and Pallhalan areas to quell any protests.

However, no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the district.

Private schools have also been closed while train services in the Valley have also been suspended for the day.

The authorities have also suspended mobile internet services in Srinagar and Budgam districts while the network speed has been reduced in four districts of south Kashmir.