HM visit: Restrictions in Srinagar parts, train services suspended

Srinagar: Restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar city on Sunday to prevent resistance leadership-called protests against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The minister is scheduled to address a gathering of police personnel and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers at Khanabal in Anantnag district later in the day.

Restrictions were imposed by the Srinagar District Magistrate in Maisuma, Safa Kadal, M R Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar and Rainawari, the police said.

Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under continuous house arrest while as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house on Friday night. JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik has been lodged in the city’s Central Jail.

Railway authorities also suspended train services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Jammu’s Bannihal towns.

Heavy security was deployed in the areas under restriction.

A day before the Home Minister’s visit to Anantnag district, militants killed a police constable and injured two others in Anantnag town in a hit and run attack.

The government forces killed one militant and arrested another one on Saturday night following an attack on an army vehicle in Barbugh village of Shopian district.