Restrictions imposed in Srinagar parts to prevent protests

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar parts to prevent protests

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent pro-freedom leaders-called protests post the Friday prayers against civilian killings at the hands of government forces.
Senior pro-freedom leader and Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence on the city outskirts, while as Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani is undergoing house detention since 2010.
A police officer said restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city areas.
“Partial restrictions will also remain in force in Maisuma and Kralkhud,” he added.
Train services between Baramulla town of the Kashmir Valley and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have been suspected on the day as “a precautionary measure”.
Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed in sufficient strength to enforce the restrictions. (Agencies)