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Kashmir shuts down on Rajnath Singh's visit

Kashmir shuts down on Rajnath Singh's visit

India Blooms News Service | | 10 Sep 2017, 08:44 pm
Srinagar, Sept 10 (IBNS): The government on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city that are falling under the jurisdiction of six Police Stations while a complete shutdown was observed in rest of the Kashmir Valley to protest against the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the state.

Officials said that the restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC were imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of six Police Stations including Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, and Maisuma as “precautionary measures”.

Restrictions were imposed in view of the shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership  against the visit of Rajnath Singh to the state. 

Notably, Singh is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation here.

A large contingent of force was deployed on the Srinagar roads to thwart protests Union Home Minister’s visit.

Meanwhile, all shops and other business establishments in most parts of the Valley, including the commercial Hub Lal Chowk, remained closed while the traffic was also thin on roads.

(Reporting by Saleem Qadri)