Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley ahead of Friday congregational prayers

Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc were announced on the public address system.

Published: 30th August 2019 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2019 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

Kashmiri children play cricket outside a closed market in central Srinagar, Tuesday, August 27, 2019. | AP


SRINAGAR: Fresh restrictions were imposed in the city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of Friday congregational prayers, officials said.

Restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc were announced on the public address system.

People have been asked not to venture outside and barricades have been placed.

Normal life remained disrupted across the Kashmir Valley for the 26th consecutive day, with markets closed and public transport off the roads.

While landline telephony services have resumed in many parts of the valley, mobile telephone services and all Internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August after the Centre's move to abrogate Article 370, that provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two union territories.

Most of the top-level and second-rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including three former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- have either been detained or placed under house arrest.

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