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J&K separatists to hold protests against persecution of Rohingyas today

Authorities have imposed restrictions on parts of the city

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Rohingya Muslims
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Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the city in view of called by separatist groups against the alleged atrocities on in

"Restrictions are in place in the Nowhatta police station and Urdu Bazar post areas as a precautionary measure," a police official said.

Separatists Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and have called for peaceful across the Valley after Friday prayers against the "persecution" of in

The Rohingyas, branded illegal immigrants in and mostly denied citizenship, make up the vast majority of the dead and displaced since 2012.

Due to the ongoing bout of violence, thousands of them have fled to neighbouring countries either by land or boat.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 13:49 IST