Authorities impose restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart protests

Authorities impose restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart protests

Srinagar, Dec 22: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent protests post Friday prayers against civilian killings.

Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence on the city outskirts, while as Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani is undergoing house detention since 2010.

A police officer said restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city areas.

“Partial restrictions will also remain in force in Maisuma and Kralkhud,” he added.

Train services between Baramulla town of the Kashmir Valley and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have been suspected on the day as “a precautionary measure”.

Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed in sufficient strength to enforce the restrictions.