Restrictions imposed in Shopian, Srinagar parts to foil protest

Restrictions imposed in Shopian, Srinagar parts to foil protest
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Srinagar: The government on Friday imposed restrictions in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and Srinagar parts to foil “Shopian Chalo” march called by joint resistance leadership (JRL).
Official sources said that restrictions under Sec 144 CrPC have been imposed in Shopian district on the movement of vehicles and people.
They said that restrictions are also imposed in the areas falling under the police stations of Rainawara, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Nowhatta and MR Gunj in Srinagar. Partial restrictions are also imposed in Maisuma and Khalkhud areas.
The authorities have also suspended Banihal-Baramulla train services today because of “security reasons”.
Four civilians were killed in force’s firing while as one boy lost his life in an explosion in the southern district in last eight days.
JRL has called a march to Shopian to protest the killings. Dozens of the pro-freedom leaders have either been house arrested or detained at different police stations.
Syed Ali Geelani is undergoing house detention since 2010 while as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is facing house arrest from last one week. Police have arrested pro-freedom leaders and activists including Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Syed Imtyaz Hyder, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Mohammad Yaseen Attai etc, sources in the pro-freedom camp said.