Restrictions Disrupt Life In Kashmir Due To Separatist Strike

Restrictions Disrupt Life In Kashmir Due To Separatist Strike

The C Times, 9th June 2017, Agartala: Normal life in several parts of Kashmir was disrupted on 9 June as the authorities imposed restrictions on the movement of people and a separatist- sponsored strike to protest the killing of a youth came into effect.
Most shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in the areas where there were no restrictions were shut, while public transport was off the roads, officials said.

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the summer capital Srinagar to maintain law and order. This was in view of the separatist strike and protests against recent raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Valley and the killing of 19-year-old Adil Farooq by security forces during clashes at GanaporaShopian on Tuesday.

Restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas in Srinagar — Khanyar, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Nowhatta and Maisuma.

Besides curbs in Shopian town of south Kashmir, officials said restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 of CrPC were also in place in Ganderbal district in central Kashmir. Security forces have been deployed in strength inPulwama in south Kashmir.

Authorities suspended classes in all schools, higher secondary schools and colleges of Kashmir Valley. Kashmir University examinations scheduled for the day were postponed.Normal life elsewhere in the Valley was also affected due to the strike.

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