Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as the pro-freedom leaders have called for a protest shutdown on Saturday.
Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said restrictions were imposed in the areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal “to maintain law and order”.
Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also deployed, sources said.
Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns were suspended. Exams scheduled for Saturday were postponed by Kashmir University.
Shops, public transport and educational institutions remained closed.
The shutdown was called to protest the civilian killings.
Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo and his two associates were killed in a gunfight with forces in Kulgam district.
Two civilian protesters — a 22-year old youth, a 14-year old boy– were also killed in firing by the forces where protesters tried to break the cordon around the gunfight site.
Over two dozen other protesters were injured in the protests. (Agencies)