Restrictions imposed in Shopian to prevent protests

Restrictions imposed in Shopian to prevent protests
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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in Shopian district of south Kashmir to prevent protests post the Friday prayers against the killing four civilians and two militants, in Army action on March 4.
Sporadic protests have been reported from the south Kashmir district since last Sunday when six persons were killed.
“Restrictions have been imposed in Shopian as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order,” a police official said.
He said the restrictions were imposed to curb any protests in view of large gatherings that assemble for Friday congregational prayers.
While the Army has claimed that the youth killed during last Sunday’s shootout in Shopian’s Pahnoo area were militants and their overground workers, the police on the other hand said they are investigating the incident. PTI