Restrictions lifted, life returns to normal in SeK, downtown


    Srinagar, Oct 7  : Life returned to normal in the Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown Srinagar, where authorities had imposed curfew-like restrictions early Friday morning to prevent protests by JRL against braid chopping incidents in the Kashmir valley.

    The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, where no Friday prayers could be offered due to restrictions, are open though large number of security forces remained deployed to prevent any protest.
    As per police, there are no restrictions in any part of the city today.
    Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC had been imposed as a precautionary measure in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations in the SeK and downtown.
    Both the factions of the HC and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), demanding right to self determination, had appealed people to hold protests after Friday prayers in their respective areas against braid chopping incidents in the valley, where over three dozen such incidents were reported for the past one month.(UNI)