Restrictions imposed in several areas of Srinagar

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by strict restrictions being observed in several areas of Srinagar, today, on the 28th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

More than 50 innocent people were killed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on 21st January in 1990 when Indian forces had resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against the molestation of several women by the troops on the previous night.

Restrictions are imposed in areas under seven police stations including Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud. Contingents of Central Reserve Police Force and state police in full riot gear have been deployed in areas placed under restrictions and other law and order sensitive places.

Rolls of razor fitted concertina wire have been placed at traffic crossings to disallow vehicular movement. Pedestrian movement is also restricted in these areas.


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