Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 20 (Calcutta Tube) Restrictions were imposed in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Tuesday to thwart separatist protests here, police said.

Hardline Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani called for the protests in the Kashmir Valley to demand release of detained separatist leaders.

‘Restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar city to protect life and property of civilians here,’ a senior police officer said.

Educational institutions, public transport, banks, post offices, markets and other business establishments remained closed in the city.

Meanwhile, tension continued in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town where the body of a teenager, who had drowned in Jhelum River Saturday, was fished out by a team of marine commandos Monday. The teenager had jumped into the river after being chased by security forces during clashes there.

A mob carrying the body of the teenager had indulged in violence in Baramulla Monday evening. The mob tried to torch government property there after which the security forces opened fire that resulted in the death of another youth identified as Fayaz Ahmad Khanday, 23.

‘Restrictions have been imposed in Baramulla and Sopore towns to prevent violence,’ the police officer said.

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