Restrictions in Srinagar, Shopian to prevent separatist march

Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and Shopian districts on Friday to prevent a separatist-called march in protest against the killing of five civilians over the last few days.
Police said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC had been imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Maisuma and Kralkhud in Srinagar.
The District Magistrate has also imposed restrictions in Shopian town to maintain law and order.
Separatist conglomerate, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) headed by Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik have called for the protest march to Shopian to express solidarity with the people there.
The march was called after five people were killed in the district in violent incidents.
Three civilians were killed in army firing in Ganowpora village on January 27, when a stone-pelting mob attacked an army convoy in the village.
A 10-year-old boy died in a hospital on Thursday after he was injured in an explosion on January 25 when a debris-clearing operation was in progress at Shaigam village.
Another civilian was killed on January 24 in a gunfight between security forces and militants at Shaigam village.
Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were deployed in large numbers to maintain law and order in sensitive areas in old city area.
Security forces have also been deployed in strength in south Kashmir’s Shopian town.

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