To Block Jamia Masjid ‘Chalo’, Curfew Returns to Srinagar Parts

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Authorities on Friday imposed curfew in some parts of Srinagar city to prevent post-prayer protests.

The police said curfew has been imposed in old city Nowhatta area while restrictions would remain in force in other parts to maintain law and order.

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The joint resistance leadership has announced that they would defy restrictions to offer Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta.

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Police spokesperson said that curfew has been imposed in five police stations which cover Old Srinagar and areas which come under Batamaloo police station too are under curfew.

Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, after being shifted to his residence, has been placed under house arrest in his uptown Nigeen residence in the outskirts of Srinagar.

For the 112th consecutive day, life across the valley remained paralysed due to curfew and protest shutdown called by resistance leaders which is now extended till November 3.

All educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities have remained closed.

Main markets, public transport and other businesses have also remained close during this period.

Ninety-five people have been killed and over 15,000 injured since the present uprising was triggered here on July 9, a day after popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in Bemdoora area of Islamabad district.

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