Security stepped up, separatists call for shutdown

Srinagar, Feb 15: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of the city following a strike call by separatists against the killing of two civilians allegedly in firing by security forces during a violent protest yesterday.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed due to the call given by separatists groups including both factions of Hurriyat Conference.

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The two youths, including a girl, were killed and several others injured as protesters clashed with police in Pulwama yesterday.

They were protesting against an encounter in Kakapora area of the district in which a militant was killed. Authorities have deployed police and paramilitary personnel in strength in the south Kashmir town to maintain law and order, a police official said today.

He said there was no report of any untoward incident in the area since this morning.

Authorities also imposed restrictions in six police station areas of the city following violent protests last evening, the official said.

He said the police station areas where restrictions have been imposed are Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Maharajgunj, Safakadal and Maisuma.


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