Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Wednesday to prevent protests during a shutdown called by the pro-freedom leaders in the Kashmir Valley, police said.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, called for the shutdown against the killings of civilians at the hands of government forces.
A young lady was killed in Shopian district only yesterday.
Authorities have placed Mirwaiz under house arrest while as Geelani continues to remain under house arrest since 2010.
The restrictions have been imposed in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas of the city, the police said.
“Partial restrictions have also been imposed in Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas.”
Coils of barbed wire have been placed at traffic crossings in the areas under restrictions.
Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed.
Train service between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Jammu’s Bannihal town has been suspended. (Agencies)