Curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir parts to foil protests

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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday blocked internet and broadband services in the Kashmir Valley and imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar city as resistance leaders have called for protests a day before the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Burhan was killed last year in a gunfight with forces in Anantnag district’s Kokernag area.
A massive uprising followed Burhan’s death in which at least 94 civilian protesters were killed and thousands were injured.
All senior resistance leaders have been either detained or placed under house arrest to prevent their participation in the valley-wide protests.
District Magistrate Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone has issued orders to impose restrictions in areas falling under the jurisdictions of five – Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Khanyar, Safa Kadal – police stations in the city.

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