Encounter sites in Kashmir to have 3 Km no-go area

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SRINAGAR, Feb 18: “No-go area” (or “no-go zone”) is an area in a town barricaded off to civil authorities by a force such as a paramilitary, or barred to certain individuals or groups. The Jammu and Kashmir government has reiterated its advice to local youth against running towards the site of gun-battle and issued prohibitory restrictions of up to three kilometers around an encounter site in the three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Shopian, reports Hindustan Times.

“District administrations of Srinagar, Budgam and Shopian advised people not to move towards or assemble near the places where encounters take place between security forces and militants to avoid loss and injuries to precious human lives,” the advisory, released on Thursday evening, said.

However , the restrictions do not apply to the movement of ambulances, medical and paramedical staff and Govt. employees.

It adds, J&K Director General of Police, SP Vaid said, “We can advise and if someone still wants to jump into the fire, then what can we do?”

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