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Authorities impose restrictions in Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar Sunday as part of the precautionary security measures for Muharram.

The restrictions were imposed in the Lal Chowk and Abi Guzar areas and from Hawal Chowk to Aali Masjid in the city, a senior police official here said.

Eyewitnesses, however, said that police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were not allowing pedestrians and vehicular movement in the Jehangir Chowk area and some other areas in the old part of the city, where no restriction orders were imposed.

While shops and other business establishments remained shut in the areas under restriction, daily life was also affected in other parts of the city. However, life in other major towns of the Valley remained largely unaffected.

Vehicles plied normally on the Srinagar−Jammu highway and also those carrying tourists to hill stations of Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

No untoward incident has so far been reported from anywhere, police said.