Srinagar, May 15: Normal life was on Wednesday crippled in parts of central Kashmir district of Budgam against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora.
Official sources said that restrictions under section 144 CrPc have been imposed in some areas in Budgam as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
Even though there was no strike call given by any organization, shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Magam and Budgam towns on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, mobile internet service was suspended for the fourth successive day in Budgam, where massive protests and clashes were reported since Sunday.
Police has already constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the rape of the minor girl which took place on May 8 in Sumbal, Bandipora.
Meanwhile, the incident has triggered massive protests and clashes during the last couple of days in the valley, where all political parties, religious organisations and civil societies, besides general public have demanded stern punishment for the accused.
Governor Satya Pal Malik and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday appealed people to maintain peace, brotherhood and Law & Order, assuring that the enquiry of Sumbal rape incident is being conducted on fast track basis.