Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent protests against Indian government’s plans of extending Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the territory.
Indian police vans announced curfew in Maharaj Gunj, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Khanyar and Rainawari and other areas of Srinagar. A tight curfew remained in place in these areas with police and paramilitary personnel patrolling the streets to foil protests.
The curfew was imposed to foil the traders’ protests. Traders’ body had called for a complete shutdown against the atrocities of Indian forces on the traders and implementation of the GST.
Meanwhile, the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly and Awami Ittihad Party Chief, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, today, staged a protest outside the Assembly building against the proposed implementation of GST in the territory. He was joined by scores of his supporters who were shouting slogans against the GST. Later, police detained dozens of his supporters.
On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in Shopian and Pulwama districts, today, to mourn the killing of three youth Jahangir Ahmad, Akhtar Aalam and Kifayat Ahmad by Indian troops at Bahmnoo in Pulwama, yesterday.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed while transport was off the road.