Authorities Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city 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”. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed in huge numbers in various areas of the city to enforce the restrictions while people were barred from offering congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the fifth consecutive week. 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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