Ahead of the shutdown call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) today, strict restrictions shall be imposed in Old city parts of Srinagar.
According to the authorities, the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.
The areas where restrictions under section 144 CrPc shall be imposed include; Khanyar, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Nowhatta and Maisuma.
Pertinently JRL has given a shutdown and peaceful protest call after the congregational Friday prayers against the recent arrest s of the separatist leaders by NIA for their alleged involvement in ‘terror funding’.
The NIA is investigating if funds from Pakistan were used to fuel last year’s unrest in the Kashmir Valley that left 100 people dead.
So far eight separatist leaders have been arrested in this regard and they are all under judicial remand.