Restrictions in Kashmir capital to prevent protests, UN march

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Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent a march called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to the UN office.

Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said restrictions under section 144 CrPc were imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations — Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Ram Munshibagh.

The JRL has also called for a sit-in outside the uptown Sonawar headquarters of the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) against “repression and innocent killings in Kashmir”.

Senior resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik has gone underground to evade arrest.

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All roads leading to the UNMOGIP headquarters have been sealed.

Educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed.

Movement of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists were unaffected by the shutdown call.

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