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Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard at a temporary check point during curfew in Srinagar on Aug. 12, 2017. Government forces imposed curfew-like restrictions in many parts of Kashmir after separatists leaders called for strike against dilution of article 35A.   | Photo Credit: AP

Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order in the wake of killing of two civilians in security forces’ action on stone-pelting protesters.

Restrictions have been imposed in five police station areas of the city, a police official said.

He said the curbs have been enforced in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M.R. Gunj and Safakadal.

The official said the restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the wake of killing of two civilians in south Kashmir on August 13.

Two youngsters — Owais Shafi and Mohammad Sayeed Bhat — were killed in security forces’ action against stone-pelting mobs in Pulwama and Shopian districts respectively.

22-year-old Shafi sustained multiple pellet injuries at Kakapora in Pulwama and was referred to SMHS in Srinagar for treatment, where he was declared ‘dead on arrival’ by the doctors on Sunday.

Bhat, 25, received bullet injury near the encounter site at Avneera in Shopian and was taken to a hospital where he succumbed late Sunday night.

Three militants were killed in the encounter with security forces.

Educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, have been closed for the day in the Valley in view of the prevailing situation.

The Kashmir University and the Islamic University of Sciences and Technology have also postponed the examinations scheduled for August 14, while the class work has been suspended.

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