Third day of curfew like restrictions in Kashmir

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Strict restrictions are in place on Tuesday, for the third consecutive day in Srinagar and other large towns of Kashmir.

The restrictions are continuing from Sunday, February, 9.

Separatist groups have called for a 3 day strike in Kashmir from February 9.

The call has been given to commemorate the 30th and the first death anniversaries of JKLF founder, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Guru and Bhat were hanged and buried in Tihar jail in 1984 and 2013 respectively.

Sources said that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir is himself looking into the matter relating to law and order and he had given instructions to the police administration to impose restrictions days before.

“There will be restrictions on Tuesday as well,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar had a day earlier told, a local daily adding “Government won’t take any chance to allow anybody to disrupt peace.”

Hundreds of men in uniform have been deployed on every crossing and street of the city who have erected concertina barricades to confine the civilian movement.

No vehicle is being allowed to move towards civil lines or old city areas resulting in the confinement of the people.

“It is strange to see why police is not allowing even patients to get medical aid,” Abdul Razaq, of Samanderbagh, Srinagar told Kashmir Life over phone adding “It is the worst curfew after 2010.”

Meanwhile, all the shops, business establishments and government offices are closed in all the district and tehsil headquarters of Kashmir and every kind of traffic is off the roads.

Strict Curfew like restrictions are in place in Srinagar, and sensitive towns of Kashmir valley from Sunday.

Separatists are demanding the mortal remains of both Guru and Bhat.

Authorities have arrested almost 600 people prior to February 9, “to maintain law and order”. Sources said that these include separatist leaders and their followers especially youngsters.

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