Curbs to continue today

SRINAGAR: With calls for strike by the two factions of Hurriyat Conference on Sunday against Naidkhai killing, authorities Saturday decided to continue restrictions on public movement for the second day on Sunday.

The reports said that curfew like restrictions shall continue to remain in force in City and some sensitive places in the Valley on Sunday also keeping in view the strike calls issued by both Mirwaiz and Geelani’s factions of the Huriyat Conference. 

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has called for a protest at Lal Chowk on Monday against the killing.

The officials at District Administration informed further that curfew like restrictions will be in place in five police station areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, SafaKadal and Maisuma. However there will be no restrictions in the upper town areas of Srinagar.

Meanwhile several separatist leaders continue to remain under house arrest while as some have been kept under preventive detention at various police stations. Huriyat Conference (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar told KNS over phone that the senior leaders of the amalgam including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mohammad Ashraf Laya have been placed under house arrest and that restrictions have been imposed over the movement of senior leaders.

He stated further that Firdous Ahmad Shah has been arrested by police and detained at Kothibagh police station. Huriyat (G) spokesman added that including his house, the residences of Altaf Shah and Raja Kalwal have been raided by the police- though the duo are in Delhi at present accompanying Syed Ali Geelani during his treatment.  

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