Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley on Friday against the alleged Human Rights (HR) violations at the hands government forces.
The call has been given by the joint Resistance Leadership comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The said leaders have called for a march upto the United Nations Military Observer’s Office in Srinagar in protest against the violations.
Authorities have placed restrictions in most parts of the city under Section 144 however locals from the downtown area informed Kashmir Reader over phone that they face “curfew like” restrictions and are not being allowed to move out of their houses.
According to the district administration Srinagar restrictions under section 144 CrPc have been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations — Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Ram Munshibagh.
Forces have erected barricades in most parts of the city especially around United Nations Military Observer’s Office in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, all shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed across the valley Kashmir and extra number of police and forces are seen deployed everywhere.