Movement Restricted

Bilal Bahadur

Sunday was the second consecutive day when the movement in the old city of Srinagar was ‘restricted.’ Terming it as an ‘precautionary measure’, district magistrate Srinagar had issued an order that restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, and Maisuma in district Srinagar on September 10 (Sunday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.

CRFP personnel not allowing to move in the city (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Kashmir Economic Alliance alleges that the love is aimed to kill business in old city.

Caught in barbed wire (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

This KEA says is an attempt to choke   trader community of their space to life and livelihood.

Concertina wire across the road to stop the movement (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The Srinagar’s old city known as Shar-e-khaas is the first casualty of any situation happening in the Srinagar. The selected police stations remain under restrictions, often. The traders of the city says they give curfew a rosy name ‘restrictions.’

A police vehicle stands guard (KL image: Bilal Bahadur)

Continuing under house detention Syed Ali Geelani apart. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again placed under house arrest on Friday while Muhammad Yaseen Malik has been lodged in Central jail.

The scene of Jamia Masjid Srinagar ( KL image : Bilal Bahadur)

The otherwise busy road of old city’s Nowhatta presents a deserted look. The historic Jamia Masjid is witness to many sieges part from the intense protests.

CRPF vehicle passes on deserted road in Nowhatta (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Among the selected police stations for the ‘restrictions’, Nowhatta stands first. The life in the old city traders says is getting difficult. “The heart of Kashmir cannot be taken for granted by the dictatorial tendencies of this government,” the said.


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