Srinagar: Fearing protests in wake of the Joint Resistance Leadership’s call, authorities Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and some other places in the Kashmir Valley.
Notably, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising of by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for peaceful protests after Friday’s congregational prayers today.
Consequently, restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar’s old city areas and in other sensitive areas, the police said.
Pertinently, yesterday widespread protests by students were witnessed across the Valley, forcing authorities to order closure of all schools, colleges and universities today.
The authorities have ordered suspension of class work in all schools and colleges in Srinagar and other districts for today.
The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in these areas, a senior official said.
He said that besides Srinagar, schools and colleges will remain shut in Baramulla, Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama and Ganderbal districts.
Meanwhile, Kashmir University has postponed all examinations scheduled for the day while the train services between Baramulla and Bannihal town have also been suspended.