Restrictions in Kashmir to prevent separatist protests

July 28th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Restrictions were again imposed in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley Wednesday to prevent separatist sit-ins and protests, authorities said.
Separatist Hurriyat group leader Syed Ali Geelani has asked people to protest alleged human rights violations by the security forces in Kashmir.

“Areas in the old city and some parts of uptown Srinagar have been placed under restrictions to prevent violence by anti-social elements. Restrictions have also been imposed in Baramulla and Sopore towns in north Kashmir,” a senior police officer said here.

Shops, businesses, public transport, post offices, banks and educational institutions remained closed in areas under restrictions while skeletal private transport plied in uptown areas of Srinagar city.

The state government has set up a judicial commission, comprising two retired judges of the high court, to probe all civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley.

As many as 15 civilians have been killed in the Valley since June 11 in alleged firing by security forces. Two were drowned during protests between unruly mobs and security forces.

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