Restrictions to thwart violence choke the Valley

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Violence in Jammu Kashmir
Srinagar, Jul 20: Ahead of the protests called for by the hardline separatists in the Kashmir valley, restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar.

"Restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar city to protect life and property of civilians here," a senior police officer said on Tuesday, Jul 20.

The Hurriyat group led by Syed Ali Geelani called for the protests in the valley to demand release of detained separatist leaders.

Educational institutions, public transport, banks, post offices, markets and other business establishments have been shut.

A day after the body of a teenager, who had drowned in Jhelum River, was fished out by a team of marine commandos, the north Kashmir's Baramulla town continues to be tense.

The boy had reportedly drowned in the river on Saturday, Jul 17 after he jumped into the water while being chased by security forces during clashes.

The body of the teenager was carried by a mob, who indulged in violence in Baramulla on Jul 19 evening.

Therefore, restrictions have also been imposed in Baramulla and Sopore towns to prevent violence.

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