Srinagar: Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions in many areas of Srinagar to prevent protests, sources said.
“Restrictions under section 144 CrPc have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, MR Gunj and Safa Kadal. While partial restrictions have also been imposed in Maisuma and Kralkhud,” officials said.
Pro-freedom leaders have called for a valley-wide protest shutdown to express solidarity with prisoners lodged in different jails in and outside J&K.
According to sources Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under house arrest in his Nigeen residence while as octogenarian leader, and Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence since 2010. A JKLF spokesman said that its chairman, Yasin Malik was arrested early today and was shifted to central jail Srinagar.
Rail services between south and north Kashmir have also been suspended as a “precautionary measure”.