10 June 2017

News Story: Restrictions, shutdown paralyses life in Indian-controlled Kashmir over civilian killing

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Life across Muslim majority areas of restive Indian-controlled Kashmir including the capital city Srinagar Friday remained paralysed due to restrictions by authorities and shutdown called by separatists, officials said.

Authorities fearing clashes have deployed hundreds of India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and policemen in full-riot gears across towns to impose strict restrictions and disallow protest demonstrations. These men have blocked roads by placing barricades and coils of concertina wire to impede free movement of people and vehicles.

The restrictions were imposed in areas falling under police stations Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Safa Kadal in Srinagar.

Contingents of police and paramilitary were deployed in Anantnag, Pulwama, Sopore and some other towns, reports said.

The separatist groups had called for general shutdown and protests against the killing of Adil Farooq Magrey, a teenager killed during cordon operation in southern Shopian district on Tuesday evening.

Locals blamed troops for his killing.

Read the full story at Xinhua