A complete shutdown on Friday is being observed across Kashmir against the recent civilian and militant killings.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the downtown and areas falling under two police stations in the civil lines and old city since early Friday morning.
Shops and business establishments were closed and traffic is off the road in civil lines and uptown Srinagar though few private vehicles, besides cabs and three-wheelers, could be seen plying on some routes.
Due to the widespread protests by students on Thursday, authorities ordered the closure of all schools, colleges, and universities in the Valley and all the exams scheduled for today have been cancelled.
Pertinent to mention, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for peaceful protests after Friday’s congregational prayers.
Geelani and Mirwaiz continue to remain under house arrest while Malik has been lodged at the Srinagar Central Jail.