Curfew like restrictions in Srinagar parts; Shabir Shah arrested while trying to move UNO office


Srinagar: Curfew like restrictions is in place in some Srinagar parts on Tuesday against the killing of a youth in police firing at Palhalan.

Restrictions have been imposed in the areas coming under Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal and Maisuma police stations.

“The restrictions are preventive measures to maintain law and order,” police sources said.

“We are facing virtual curfew and nobody is allowed to move freely,” a local informed over phone from Safakadal area. He added that forces have erected barricades on the roads and link roads.

Heavy contingents of police and CRPF personnel have been deployed all major towns of the Kashmir Valley.

Separatist leaders have called for a valley-wide protest shutdown against the killing of Farooq Ahmad Bhat.

Bhat, 24, was killed in police firing during clashes between protesters and the security forces in Palhalan town of Baramulla districtMonday.

The protesters were demanding the return of mortal remains of the parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Guru’s second anniversary was observed yesterday.

Meanwhile this afternoon senior separatist leader Shabir Shah was arrested near his residence in Srinagar when he tried to move towards UNO office is Srinagar with his supporters. Later police put Shabir Shah in a Sadder Police station.

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