Restrictions in downtown, Maisuma tomorrow

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar city, including downtown amid fears of widespread protests during the shutdown called by Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat against the beef ban.

Restrictions will be in place in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, and Safa Kadal of the downtown here, official sources told Kashmir Reader. Similarly, restrictions will also be imposed in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud in uptown.

The decision, sources said has been taken in view of the violent protests triggered by the ban on beef sale across Jammu and Kashmir. The authorities, sources said, apprehend that the protests might intensify tomorrow in view of a shutdown called by Geelani against the decision.

When contacted, SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar said that restrictions will be imposed in downtown and Maisuma as a precautionary measure.