Curbs imposed in Kashmir capital to thwart JRL’s Lal Chowk march

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Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday imposed curbs in parts of the city to prevent the march to Lal Chowk called by the joint resistance leadership against the fresh spate of killings.

Lal Chowk, including the historic Ganta Ghar, witnesses said has been sealed off by the government forces in a bid to foil the march called by JRL leadership. A posse of policemen assisted by CRPF troopers have been deployed in the commercial hub to keep an eye on the people trying to assemble in the area.

Curbs have also been imposed in other parts of the city to restrict the movement of civilians, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

At Ashai Bagh bridge in Nigeen, forces have blocked entry of all vehicles to the city centre. Similar restrictions have also been imposed in Hawal and other areas to foil the JRL call.

At many places leading to the city centre, forces have blocked roads with razor wire and barricades, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, schools and colleges in many parts of the Valley have been closed by the authorities today amid apprehensions of protests by the students. Class work has been suspended in most educational institutions in Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and south Kashmir parts as a “precautionary measure”.