Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) The city authorities on Wednesday imposed curfew-like restrictions here, causing inconvenience to people.

Policemen standing beside coils of concertina wire put across the road in Residency Road and Lal Chowk commercial hubs of Srinagar city refused passage to everyone, including media persons who had to reach their offices in Press Enclave on the Residency Road.

“Not allowed,” a police constable told media persons who showed their identity cards to him in the Residency Road area.

The restrictions were imposed in five police station areas of Srinagar city on Tuesday to prevent separatist protests on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who was convicted for terrorist attack on Parliament House in New Delhi.

“We have reports about separatists planning protests in Lal Chowk area on Wednesday,” a senior police officer said.

Meanwhile, pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s chairman Yasin Malik continues to remain in police detention after he was arrested on Monday.

Separatists have called for a protest shutdown on Thursday on the death anniversary of JKLF founder, Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.

Bhat was hanged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984. His mortal remains were not handed over to the family.

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