Restrictions imposed on movement of people in Srinagar

Restrictions were today imposed on movement of people in parts of the city even as all educational institutes in Kashmir remained closed for the second consecutive day in view of the separatists’ call for peaceful protests against the rising braid chopping incidents.

The Srinagar District Magistrate said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC would be in force under the jurisdiction of police stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma as a precautionary measure.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan said the educational institutions have been shut for the second day.

The University of Kashmir also suspended classes for the day but exams were conducted as per schedule today.

Separatists organisations had called for peaceful protests against braid chopping attacks on women in the valley. More than 100 incidents have been reported so far but no arrests have been made even after passage of one month.

Police has formed special investigation teams and offered a reward of Rs six lakh for information leading to arrest of the culprits.