Authorities impose restrictions in Srinagar areas
Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in Srinagar areas while as the complete shutdown was observed across the Valley against the civilian killings, desecration of graveyards, Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
The shutdown call was given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
In response of the JRL’s call, the district administration Srinagar imposed restrictions in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Rainawari, Safakadal, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud police station.
The curbs have been imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, officials said.
Witnesses said that strict restrictions were imposed in Nowhatta area following the death of a youth identified as Kaiser Ahmad of Fateh Kadal, who was run over by a CRPF vehicle in Nowhatta on Friday.
Kaiser was rushed to SKIMS after he sustained grievous injuries at Nowhatta. He succumbed to his injuries in the intervening night of Friday-Saturday.
Meanwhile, the body of slain youth was taken to Fateh Kadal in the mid night.
Thousands of people participated in funeral procession of Kaiser Ahmad during which slogans in favour of freedom and against India were raised.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed across the Valley to protest against the civilian killings, desecration of Jamia Masjid and graveyards.
All the shops, business establishments, educational institutes and petrol pumps remained closed throughout the day while as the traffic remained thin on the roads.
Authorities also suspended train services across Kashmir. “We have again suspended train service in the Kashmir valley following a fresh directive from police,” reports quoting officials said.
He said that all the trains remained suspended on Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir with Banihal in Jammu.
Authorities had also suspended mobile internet services in Kashmir following the death of a youth.
The mobile internet services were suspended in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Budgam district.
However, authorities restored 2g internet services in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, a top police official said that the situation remained peaceful and under control throughout the day.