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Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent separatist march over civilian killings in Pulwama

Heavy deployments of police and the CRPF were made in Srinagar's old city area other law and order sensitive places.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: December 17, 2018 12:19 IST
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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over killings of civilians

In order to prevent a separatist-called protest march against the killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, the authorities on Monday imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar, the police said, adding the killings took place in Pulwama on the weekend. The protest march has been called to the Army's Badami Bagh cantonment headquarters in the city.

Restrictions will remain in force in Ram Munshibagh, Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas, with partial restrictions in Maisuma and Kralkhud.

A statement asking people not to participate in the protest march, was issued by the Army on Sunday.

Heavy deployments of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were made in Srinagar's old city area other law and order sensitive places.

All shops, public transport and educational institutes remained closed on Monday.

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

Rail services between the valley and the Jammu region remained cancelled for a third day on Monday.

On Saturday, seven civilians were killed and over 35 others injured in clashes with the security forces which broke out in Pulwama district's Sirnoo village immediately after a gunfight in the area.

Three militants and a soldier were killed in the gunfight.

(With IANS inputs)

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