Restrictions back in Srinagar, to continue tomorrow also

    SRINAGAR: Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Srinagar this morning as a precautionary measure to prevent any violence as one of the three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants Sajjad Ahmad Bhat killed in an encounter in the central Kashmir district of Badgam was resident of Nowhatta.
    Police said restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed in the areas falling under five police stations of Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Safa Kadal, Khanyar and Rainwari in the downtown and SeK.
    However, the situation on the ground was entirely different as the people were being directed to remain indoors as curfew has been imposed since this morning.
    Official sources said that restrictions will continue in the downtown and SeK tomorrow on the death anniversary of 22 Kashmiris, who were killed when Dogra police opened fire outside the central Jail, Srinagar, in 1931.
    The government is observing it as Martyrs Day and holiday in the state every year.  (UNI)