Jammu and Kashmir Police imposes restrictions in parts of Srinagar as precautionary measure after separatists call for strike

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of a strike called by separatists. Restrictions under Section 144 CrPc have been imposed in five police station areas of the city here, a police official said.

File image of Jammu and Kashmir police. AFP

File image of Jammu and Kashmir police. AFP

He said the curbs have been imposed in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and MR Gunj. The official said the restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Separatists under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday called for a strike across Kashmir valley on Thursday. The strike call came after three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Fateh Kadal area of the old city here on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in the city due to the strike, the official said. He said public transport was off the roads while private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying in some areas.

Similar reports of shutdown were received from other district headquarters of the valley, the official said. Mobile Internet continued to remain suspended in Srinagar, while network speeds have been reduced in some other districts of the valley.

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Updated Date: Oct 18, 2018 15:51 PM

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