Restriction imposed in Srinagar following Hurriyat’s shutdown call

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to impose restrictions in seven areas of Srinagar following a shutdown call by Hurriyat leaders.

Confirming the report, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner told ANI that the separatist leaders have called a bandh in Srinagar on Friday. Restrictions will be imposed in Khanyar, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Kral Khud, Nowhatta Maisuma areas

The separatists called for a strike and peaceful protests in Kashmir on Friday against the killing of a youth at the hands of government forces in Shopian district yesterday.

They have also called for a march to the house of the deceased student Adil Magray to express solidarity with the bereaved family.

The two factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF also asked people to stage protests against the “Indian electronic media” for promoting prejudice and bias against Kashmiris and the recent raids conducted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) aimed at “intimidating and defaming leadership and freedom movement” in the state.

In a joint statement, chairman of Hurriyat-G Syed Ali Shah Geelani, head of Hurriyat-M Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the killing of Magray.