Restrictions continue in Srinagar on Maqbool Bhat’s anniversary

Srinagar:  Curfew-like restrictions continued in downtown and civil lines, including historic Lal Chowk, on the death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.         

United Resistance Leadership  have called for a general strike today on death anniversary of Bhat who was hanged and later buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail in 1984.

However, police said restrictions under section 144 CrPC have been imposed in the downtown besides some parts of civil lines to prevent any demonstration and maintain law and order.

However, the situation on the ground was totally different as forces have directed people to remain indoors because of curfew restrictions.

Government forces wearing bullet proof jackets and holding automatic weapons and lathis besides shields in their hands remained deployed in the entire downtown for the third day today. However, forces had withdrawn in the evening only to return early in the morning to strictly enforce the restrictions.
 

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