Srinagar, April 12: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Thursday to prevent protests.
Resistance leaders have called for valley-wide shutdown and protests against the killing of four civilians in near a gunfight site at Khudwani Kulgam Wednesday.
The police said restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s old city and also in some uptown areas falling under the jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations.
Canceling a cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday in Jammu, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti returned to Srinagar on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the gunfight in Kulgam district.
Resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooqhave been placed under house arrest while Yasin Malik is in police custody.
Authorities have ordered the closure of all educational institutes in the valley except north Kashmir Ganderbal district.
Exams scheduled for Thursday have been postponed by the University of Kashmir.
Shops, public transport and other business is closed in Srinagar and all other district headquarters of the Valley.
Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed all across the Kashmir Valley.
Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns have been suspended.
Mobile internet facility has been suspended in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts.
Internet speed has been slowed in all other regions of the valley to prevent uploading of “provocative pictures, videos and posts”.