Restrictions, shutdown continue in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir on Tuesday continued restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and other places in the valley after pro-freedom leaders renewed their appeal for a protest shutdown.
Police said restrictions have been imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud Police Station areas.
All educational institutions, including universities, colleges and schools have also been closed for the second day and rail services to specific areas suspended.
Mobile Internet services also continued to remain suspended for the fourth day in the valley, including in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian, Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and Badgam districts.
The pro-freedom leaders increased the shutdown by another day to protest against the killings of 10 people, including five civilians and five militants in south Kashmir on Sunday.
Top Hizbul commander, Saddam Paddar and an assistant professor of Kashmir University, Muhammad Rafi Bhat, were among the militants killed in the gun battle with the government forces in Badigam village of Shopian district.
Pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest while Yasin Malik continues to remain under preventive detention.
Shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Srinagar city and all other district headquarters.