Curbs lifted from downtown Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir

Curbs lifted from downtown Srinagar

Agency News

Srinagar, Jul 14 : Restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar on Saturday following a day-long strike called by separatists against killing of 22 Kashmiris outside the Central Jail, Srinagar in firing by forces of then Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh in 1931, were lifted on Sunday.

A police official told UNI that there were no restrictions in any part of Srinagar city. ''Security forces deployed in strength across the city on Saturday have also been withdrawn,'' he added.

Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC were imposed in some areas in the downtown on Saturday as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem.

All roads leading to martyrs' graveyard at Khawaja Bazar in the downtown, which were closed on Saturday to prevent people from going there, were reopened on Sunday morning.

All gates of historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq -- which were locked on Saturday, were reopened for devotees on Sunday. (UNI)