Jammu, Oct 6: The Jammu-Kashmir highway has been blocked on Monday, Oct 6. The highway has been blocked due to march taken up on Monday, Oct 6 by the Separatists leader to Lal Chowk. Srinagar city is being manned by more than 30,000 CRPF and local police and the Army is also assisting local administration in entire Kashmir valley. Several leaders were arrested on Sunday, Oct 5 and an indefinite curfew was imposed throughout the Valley. The government has said it's taking such steps to prevent violence.
From Sunday, Oct 5 early morning onwards indefinite curfew was imposed in Srinagar and all major towns and tehsils in the Kashmir valley, officials said. It was a preventive measure to avoid any clash, they said. The curfew was imposed from 0430 hours on Sunday,Oct 5 in the areas falling under all police stations in the Srinagar district, said the officials.
The precautions are in place eight weeks after a 'march to Muzaffarabad' led to the death of a Hurriyat leader and several other protesters in police firing. But Separatists claim such harsh measures are unjustified saying that their pro-freedom marches in the past two months have been largely peaceful.