Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown, Srinagar as a precautionary measure to thaw protests after separatists had called for a general strike on 86th death anniversary of Martyrs’Day in Kashmir.
On July 13, 1931, around 22 Muslims Kashmiris were martyred by the Dogra tyrant ruler outside the Central Jail, Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and a number of her cabinet colleagues and Director General of Police (DGP) paid tributes to martyrs at martyrs’ graveyard in the downtown under unprecedented security arrangements this morning.
However, government offices and banks remained closed on government holiday on martyrs’ day.
Police said that restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed in the areas falling under five police stations of Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Safa Kadal, Khanyar and Rainwari in the downtown.
However, today the restrictions have been extended to areas falling under police station Kralkhud in the old city and Maisuma in the civil lines.