Curbs To Continue In Srinagar, Major Towns Today


Forces personnel stand guard near a roadblock during restrictions in Srinagar. Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Restrictions will continue in this capital city and other major towns of the Valley on Sunday in a bid to combat the deadly coronavirus, officials said Sunday.

According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, strict restrictions under section 144 will remain in place across Srinagar on Sunday and no public movement or activity will be allowed anywhere in the city, as a measure to prevent spread of the coronavirus infection.

“Only government officials of essential services departments with valid IDs will be allowed to move. Concerned agencies have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of restrictions across the district,” DC Srinagar, according to an official spokesperson has ordered.

The DM has appealed to the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said violation of the order would constitute criminal offence and attract strict penal action

Restrictions will also be imposed in parts of south and north Kashmir in a bid to curtail movement of people amid Covid-19 fears.

Pertinently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a nationwide ‘Janta Curfew’ and urged people to stay indoors.


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