Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests

Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure as the separatist group had called for protests today against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma.

The curbs were put into place in the downtown areas of Srinagar.

Separatist groups had earlier this week urged the people to hold peaceful protests against the Rohingya Muslim killings after congregational prayers.

Police has erected barricades at several places and people’s movement has been hampered.

Condemning the killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims, Hurriyat (M) chairman and chief cleric of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that September 8 will be observed as “Solidarity Day” with the victims.

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani  called for a peaceful protest after Friday prayers against the “state sponsored genocide” in Myanmar and to express solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims.

Apart from the separatist groups, various religious groups had also called for protests against Rohingya Muslim killings on Friday.




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