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Authorities have imposed curfew in Islamabad and Bijbehara parts to thwart any march.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad while speaking to Kashmir Life said, “section 144 of RPC has been strongly implemented to thwart any march.” He, however, added, “students appearing for exams are allowed to move.”
Section 144 of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) disallows assembling of four or more than four people at a single place.
Parts of Islamabad are on boil after on Udhampur communal Hindu attack victim, Zahid Rasool Bhat, lost battle of his life on Sunday. He was admitted in Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi for over a week. He belonged to Islamabad’s Botengo village.
Official sources of the district said, “separatist leader Qazi Yasir had called for strike in the area today while Hurriyat (g) chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani, was scheduled to visit the house of slain Zahid, so the severe restrictions were imposed.”
Syed Ali Geelani was detained near his Srinagar residence early today when he tried to move towards South Kashmir.
The authorities had on Wednesday also imposed restrictions in the district which witnessed protests and clashes in the day.
The Northern Railways also have suspended their services in Kashmir following directions from the state police yesterday.