Ahead of Hurriyats’ Joint Protest Program, Strict Restrictions in Srinagar Parts



The snap shots from Srinagar areas on Friday.
The snap shots from Srinagar areas on Friday.

Restrictions were imposed on Friday in parts of Srinagar city to prevent protests over the fatal petrol bomb attack on a local youth on October 9.

Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others were placed under house arrest to prevent their participation in protests. Mirwaiz had invited Geelani, Malik for a joint protest after Friday congregational prayers later today.

Geelani called for protests after Friday prayers over the youth’s killing in Udhampur.

“Restrictions have been imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma areas of Srinagar city today (Friday),” a police officer told a news agency.

Restrictions have also been imposed in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara and Islamabad towns.

Naseer Ahmad, 25, was critically injured during clashes with the forces in Bijbehara town on Wednesday.

The youth was hit on the forehead by a tear smoke shell.

“His condition is now stable,” attending doctors said.


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