Srinagar: The government on Thursday decided to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent people from staging protests against killings in the Valley.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told Kashmir Reader that restrictions under section 144 would be imposed in areas falling under eight police stations. Srinagar’s downtown will be under restrictions as five of the eight police stations fall in the old city. The police stations are: Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud, Khanyar, Nowhatta, and Ram Munshi Bagh .
Lone said the restrictions would be imposed as a “precautionary measure”.
Authorities have taken the decision of imposing restrictions in the wake of the shutdown and protest call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. The leadership had called for a complete shutdown on Friday and sit-in protests outside the UN office in Sonawar after Friday prayers against the killings of Kashmiris and the failure of the GoI to fulfil the promises it made to the Kashmiri people.