Restrictions in SeK, downtown, parts of civil lines Srinagar

    Srinagar, Oct 9  : Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the downtown an Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of the civil lines in Srinagar on Monday to prevent any violence following strike called by separatists 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, were closed again this morning and large number of security forces have been deployed to prevent people from entering the worship place.
    Police said restrictions under Section 144 CrPC had been imposed as a precautionary measure in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station M R Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and Rainawari in the SeK and down.
    Similar restrictions were also imposed in Kralkhud in the old city and Maisuma, stronghold of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in the civil lines.
    Both the factions of the HC and JKLF and demanding right to self determination, have called for strike against braid chopping incidents in the valley, where over four dozen such incidents were reported for the past one month.