Sabzar Bhat killing: Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley

Restrictions have been imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud and Maisuma police station areas of the city.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: May 28, 2017 11:44 am
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Authorities in Kashmir today imposed curfew-like restrictions in many parts of the valley to maintain law and order in view of the protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter with security forces.

The restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas of Srinagar, officials said.

Restrictions have been imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud and Maisuma police station areas of the city till further orders as a precautionary measure in view of the prevailing law and order situation.

However, the district administration has said that the admit cards of students appearing in competitive examinations today would be treated as curfew passes, while the staff posted as invigilators can use their identity cards as curfew passes.

Read: Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Kashmir, youth dies in fresh protests

The district administration has also ordered closure of all colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar for tomorrow.

Restrictions have also been imposed in Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian districts in south Kashmir and in the township of Sopore in north Kashmir, the officials said.

They said restrictions on movement of people under Section 144 CrPc have been imposed in the districts of Budgam and Ganderbal in central Kashmir to maintain law and order.

The officials said the curbs had to be imposed in these areas as a pre-emptive measure to prevent spread of violent protests which took place yesterday following the killing of Bhat and another militant in the encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Elsewhere in the valley, normal life was hit due to strike called by separatist groups.

At least 30 persons were injured in violent clashes between protestors and security forces in various parts of the valley following the killing of the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants.

Bhat was buried this morning at a graveyard in Ratsuna area of Tral where hundreds of people had gathered.

A civilian was also killed allegedly in cross firing between militants and security forces during the encounter yesterday.

The separatists have called for a two-day shutdown to protest the killing of the two militants.

The authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in the valley, while the outgoing call facility on prepaid numbers has also been snapped as a precautionary measure.

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  1. Sravan Kumar
    May 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    India is for indians those who loves india there can stay otherwise there can sell there properties to others and stay in countries where there whish to live .after living dont say we want freedom from that country country is beautiful country every one can stay but not for the greedy persons who made kashmiri pandit made out from homeland taking there property and say azadi ka meaning is tho greedy Ness. shame on the kashmir who demands for freedom if ask freedom welcome the homeless kashmir pandits to say in there mother land. If all kashmiri do the above mentioned then we the people of india says azadi ka meaning he live and let ja hind thats my contry india is doing
    1. K
      Kamal Pasha
      May 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm
      Very soon Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and many more states wil be Independant countries.
    2. C
      May 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm
      Kashmir is just a trailer of what Muslim community could do if their demand not fulfilled. This will spread entire India because Muslim are same every where. "Picture abhi baki hai mere dost. "
      1. D
        May 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm
        If only Kashmir to be given independence, it is easy. But they want Jammu and Laddakh also where people are against independence.
        1. K
          Kamal Pasha
          May 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm
          India's so called Jawans with machine guns are unable to control Kashmir. Long Live Kashmiri Freedom Fighters. You have now more supporter in India than incompetent army.,
          1. W
            May 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm
            It is obvious and clear as day light that the people of Kashmir want freedom from India and wish to establish an independent country OR merge with stan. Thousands of Kashmiris have been killed and more have been maimed while India maintains over 700,000 army men in addition to police and other security agencies to keep forced and brutal control over Kashmir. WHY? Having claim to being the largest democracy in the world, India should understand and respect the choice of Kashmiris thus allowing freedom to the people of Kashmir. Forced occupation of Kashmir is immoral
            1. A
              May 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm
              Do you know meaning of brutal control dear.
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