Though the district authorities had announced restrictions for Srinagar apparently to prevent any untoward incidents following the death of a 34 year old Altaf Ahmad Wani allegedly by the hands of CRPF personnel, no movement is being allowed in any part of the city. The heavy deployment of police and forces has clamped curfew in whole of the city.
“Restrictions under Article 144 will remain in place in Srinagar and the SSP has been directed to implement the orders,” said a government statement which was issued Wednesday evening.
“Not any 144, it is strict curfew in place in whole of the city,” a caller from Gawkadal area told Kashmir Life.
Restrictions have been imposed in other major towns and the district headquarters of the valley which include Islamabad, Kulgam,Pulwama, Bijbehara, Shopian, Budgam, Beerwa, Ganderbal, Sopore, Baramulla, Pattan, Bandipora and Pampore.
“Curfew is in place from Khanabal to Mattan town and thousands of police and CRPF men are implementing it very strictly,” said Mairaj ul Din, a resident of KP road Islamabad on phone. He also said that the district authorities announced the imposition of curfew very early in the morning.
The reports of strict restrictions have also reached from the towns in north Kashmir as well.
Meanwhile, separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have called for a shutdown against the killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani of Saidapora.