Old city under siege, train services suspended

Old city under siege, train services suspended

Srinagar, Dec 20: Authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions in Srinagar’s old city  to prevent protests against the killings of civilians in firing by government forces .

Kashmir’s Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL),  comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, had called for a shutdown today against the killings of civilians in operations launched by the government  forces.
An official spokesman said complete restrictions were imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Safa Kadal police stations. “Partial restrictions have also been imposed in Maisuma and Kralkhud,” he said.
Coils of concertina wires were been placed at traffic crossings in the areas under restrictions.
Train service between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Jammu’s Banihal town were suspended as a precautionary measure,  said an official.