Security forces impose curfew-like restrictions in south Kashmir after JRL's call for public march [Photos]

Restrictions were placed in South Kashmir as a precautionary measure, in view of the call for protests by the separatist group Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)

FP Staff December 15, 2017 20:55:49 IST
Restrictions were put by authorities under Section 144 of CRPC across South Kashmir, especially in Srinagar and Anantnag after the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL),a united front of separatist leadership in the Valley, issued fresh calls for protest and shutdown. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Restrictions were put by authorities under Section 144 of CRPC across South Kashmir, especially in Srinagar and Anantnag after the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL),a united front of separatist leadership in the Valley, issued fresh calls for protest and shutdown. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
These restrictions were placed as a precautionary measure in view of a call for protests by separatist group Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). JRL prominently includes separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Security forces checking an ambulance in Lal Chowk, the entry point to Anantnag. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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These restrictions were placed as a precautionary measure in view of a call for protests by separatist group Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). JRL prominently includes separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Security forces checking an ambulance in Lal Chowk, the entry point to Anantnag. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The separatists called for a ‘public jalsa’ march to counter the narrative of the government that separatists have lost the battle for 'azadi' in Kashmir. Policemen patrol the streets in Anantnag. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The separatists called for a ‘public jalsa’ march to counter the narrative of the government that separatists have lost the battle for 'azadi' in Kashmir. Policemen patrol the streets in Anantnag. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Authorities had blocked internet services a day before the anticipated march as another security measure. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Authorities had blocked internet services a day before the anticipated march as another security measure. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Markets and offices also remained closed across South Kashmir. Students leave their home to attend tuition classes despite the protest call by seperatists. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Markets and offices also remained closed across South Kashmir. Students leave their home to attend tuition classes despite the protest call by seperatists. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The overall impact of the 'hartal call' was spread across South Kashmir, an area which has been simmering with civil unrest since the killing of a militant commander, Burhan Wani. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The overall impact of the 'hartal call' was spread across South Kashmir, an area which has been simmering with civil unrest since the killing of a militant commander, Burhan Wani. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Since then, the security situation has remained fragile in the region. Security agencies have been keeping vigil on activities in Anantnag with the help of drones. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Since then, the security situation has remained fragile in the region. Security agencies have been keeping vigil on activities in Anantnag with the help of drones. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
There was a heavy deployment of security forces on entry points. Barricades were erected on roads to curb the movement of people in the area. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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There was a heavy deployment of security forces on entry points. Barricades were erected on roads to curb the movement of people in the area. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Fortunately, there were no major protests in Anantnag despite the JRL's call for a public rally. People attended their Friday prayers at several places without any inconvenience. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Fortunately, there were no major protests in Anantnag despite the JRL's call for a public rally. People attended their Friday prayers at several places without any inconvenience. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq