Restrictions in Srinagar after strike call by separatists

SRINAGAR, MAY 28 (UNI):- A security personnel keeping vigil at Safakadal where concertina wire were laid to close the road in down town as Curfew was imposed along with areas falling under seven police stations in Srinagar and majority towns in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for two-day strike begins Sunday in protest against the killing of top Hizbul Mujhideen commander Sabzar Bhat and others in two separate encounter with Security forces on Saturday.UNI PHOTO-33U

SRINAGAR:  Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to a strike called by separatist groups to protest against braid chopping incidents even as authorities imposed restrictions in several areas of the city as a precautionary measure, officials said.
Schools, shops and other business establishments remained closed due to the strike called by separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.
Public transport remained off roads but some private vehicles could be seen plying in the civil lines area of the city, the officials said.
The separatists had called for a shutdown against the increasing braid chopping attacks in Kashmir over the past one month.
The Srinagar District Magistrate said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC would continue to remain in force parts of the city as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.
The areas where restrictions have been imposed are police stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma, he said. (AGENCIES)

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