Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent joint resistance leadership (JRL) called protests against civilian killings during gunfights between forces and militants.
Prohibitory orders were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safakadal in old Srinagar and Maisuma and Kralkhud in uptown areas by the Srinagar District Magistrate.
“Essential services, government employees, bank staff, students appearing for examinations and the invigilation staff for such exams are exempted from the restrictions,” the police said.
The JRL, comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik called for valley-wide shutdown and protests.
Authorities placed Mirwaiz under house arrest in his Nigeen residence while as Malik was arrested.
Meanwhile, heavy deployments of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been made to maintain law and order at sensitive places in the city.