Modi’s Kashmir visit: Lalchowk sealed to foil JRL protest

Srinagar

Government forces on Saturday sealed the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar to thwart a protest march called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Valley.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik have jointly called for “Lal Chowk Challo” to protest against the PM Modi’s Kashmir visit

Barricades manned by contingents of police and paramilitary personnel have been placed along all the roads, including lanes and by lanes, to thwart the proposed march.

From last few days, security has been heightened across the Valley especially in the areas through which PM Modi’s movement is expected.

The venue where Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate ring road projects in Srinagar has been virtually turned into the fortress with civilian traffic movement halted through the roads leading to the venue.

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