Restrictions in Kashmir parts to halt Hurriyat protests

Srinagar: Authorities in Srinagar imposed curfew-like restrictions in seven police station areas on Friday to prevent Hurriyat-called protests against the killing of a youth in government forces firing earlier this week.
The areas include Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M.R.Gunj, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Safa Kadal police stations.
Restrictions under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were also imposed in the district headquarters of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Baramulla, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora and Kupwara.
The Hurriyat have called for general shutdown and protests against the killing of Adil Farooq Magrey of Ganawpora village in Shopian, who was killed when protesters clashed with the government forces to disrupt an anti-militancy operation in the village on Tuesday.
All educational institutions, including colleges and schools have also been closed across the Kashmir Valley to prevent protests by students.
Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal town have been suspended.
While senior Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Geelani continued to remain under house arrest, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was placed under house arrest early today.
Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik has gone in hiding as he plans to lead the protest in Lal Chowk, sources said.
Heavy deployments have also been made in places where restrictions have not been imposed, official sources said.
Authorities have already suspended 3G and 4G mobile internet services in the valley and reduced the speed of fixed landline broadband facilities. (Agencies)