Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions are likely to continue Sunday in downtown Srinagar and some parts of north Kashmir in wake of call by pro-freedom groups for a complete shutdown against the killing of a teenager in Bandipora.
“Officials at district administration stated that the restrictions shall continue to remain in force on the second consecutive day (Sunday) due to the strike call given by the (pro-freedom) groups here. Curfew-like restrictions will be in place at Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal and Maisuma. However there will be no restrictions in the upper town areas of Srinagar,” a local news agency KNS said.
Both factions of the Hurriyat Conference have called for a shutdown on Sunday to protest the killing of Farhat Ahmad Dar by government forces at Naidkhai town of Bandipora on Friday while JKFL chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has called for a protest at Lal Chowk on Monday.