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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of city on Thursday due to a valley-wide protest shutdown called by separatists against the killing of four civilians in a gunfight on Wednesday.

The shutdown has been called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, and

The police said restrictions were imposed in Srinagar's old city and also in the uptown areas falling under the jurisdiction of stations.

Canceling a cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday in Jammu, returned to on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the gunfight in district.

Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer have been placed under house arrest while is in police custody.

Authorities have ordered the closure of all educational institutes in the valley except north Ganderbal district.

Exams scheduled for Thursday have been postponed by the University of

Shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed in and all other district headquarters of the Valley.

Heavy contingents of police and the (CRPF) have been deployed all across the Valley.

between Baramulla and Bannihal towns were stopped.

has been suspended in Anantnag, Shopian, and Pulwama districts.

has been slowed in all other regions of the valley to prevent uploading of provocative pictures, videos and posts.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 09:04 IST
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