Srinagar: Authorities today imposed restrictions in eight areas in Kashmir and placed several separatist leaders under house arrest in view of a strike called in to protest death of trucker Zahid Rasool Bhat.
Bhat, who was being treated for serious burn injuries in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, died early on Sunday. Some reports said Bhat was aged 16, while other reports said he was in his early 20s.
Police officials said that strict restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in Anantnag and Bijbehara police station areas in South Kashmir.
Similar restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar -- MR Gunj, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Rainawari and Khanyar.
The restrictions have been imposed as a precautionary measure following violent protests yesterday in many parts of the Valley after Bhat succumbed to his injuries.
Public Safety Act was slapped against five of the seven people arrested in the case.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Shabir Ahmad Shah are among several separatist leaders placed under house arrest, the official said.