Srinagar, July 19: Indian authorities imposed strict restrictions and curfew in Ramban district and Kashmir Valley to foil massive protest demonstrations against killing of at least six protesters and injuring 40, in Gool area of the district Ramban.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Ramban, Shan Vinood Meena while confirming the reports of curfew said, “We have imposed curfew in Ramban district around 5.30 PM today”.
In Kashmir Valley curfew has been imposed in Srinagar and other major towns of the Kashmir Valley on Friday morning media reported.
Meanwhile authorities have decided not to issue any curfew passes to media persons. “No passes will be issued on Friday. If somebody will have to travel by air, his ticket will be considered as curfew pass,” they said.
Forceful anti-India protests were held in Srinagar, Pampore, Pulwama and in Jammu.
Protest strike was held in different parts of Srinagar, Pulwama town, Pampore and Talab Khatikan in Jammu city against the killing of eight civilians by Indian Border Security Force in Gool area of Ramban district.
A large number of people assembled at the Talab Khiti. Muslim Welfare Committee, general secretary, Jahangir Ahmed Butt demanded action against Indian troops and police personnel.
All business establishments remained closed and transport was off the roads in the areas.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended Internet services on mobile phones and on dongle appliances in the Valley while the Internet speed on broadband facilities has also been reduced,a senior official told media men in Srinagar.