Srinagar: Restrictions continued in parts of Kashmir for the third day today as a “precautionary measure” following protests over killings in Sunday’s encounters, even as a shutdown was observed in Srinagar and in several other areas of the Valley.
The restriction on movement of people was put in place in the wake of agitations and a strike call by resistance leaders after the encounters in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Anantnag districts.
“Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC are in place for the third consecutive day in Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts and parts of Anantnag as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” a police official said.
He said the restrictions were also in force in Khanyar, Maharajgunj, Nowhatta, Rainawari and Safakadal, while partially in Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas of the summer capital.
The curbs continue as a precautionary measure to prevent protests against the killing of 13 militants and five civilians, the official said.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in many districts of the valley, including Srinagar.
Most shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was sparse.
Mobile internet services remained suspended in four south Kashmir districts as well as in Ganderbal district in central Kashmir. PTI