Kashmir shuts to observe ‘Black Day’; restrictions in city

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent protests called by the ‘joint resistance leadership’ to mark the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

A shutdown is being observed across the Kashmir valley on the call of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik who had asked people to observe October 27 as a “Black Day”.

“Restrictions under section 144 of CrPC will remain in force in Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Khanyar, Kralkhud and Maisuma,” a police officer said.

Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed in huge numbers in various areas of the city to enforce the restrictions.

Shops, private offices and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, while public transport was sparse, reports said.
Similar reports were received from other district headquarters of Kashmir.

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