Restrictions in Srinagar parts, valley shuts

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Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar as “a precautionary measure to maintain law and order” in the wake of the killing of a youth who was crushed by a CRPF vehicle during protests on Friday.
Curfew and restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas of the city, a police official said.
He said curfew has been imposed in the Nowhatta area of the city, while restrictions under Section 144 CrPc were in force in Rainawari, Safakadal, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas of Srinagar.
The pro-freedom leaders had called a strike across Kashmir today to protest against the recent human rights violations.
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar were shut, while public transport was off the roads, the official said.
However, he said private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying in the areas where there were no restrictions.
Schools were shut in the city, the official said.
He said similar reports of strike being observed were received from other district headquarters of the Valley.
Train services in the Valley have also been suspended for the day.

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