Srinagar: The state authorities on Thursday put out an advisory to people not to assemble within a 2 km radius of an encounter site in Kashmir.
Authorities said that such an advisory was issued last year too, ordering people to stay home when there is trouble.
They said rules against people’s assembly under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code would be strictly enforced around encounter sites.
The move is meant to prevent assembly of mobs who have been known to indulge in stone-throwing to provide cover to militants escape.
The advisory came a day after Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat warned of tough action against people hampering counter-militancy operations in Kashmir.