Protest march by separatists foiled after authorities impose restrictions

The march by separatists to the Army’s Chinar Corps headquarters here against the killing of seven civilians during an encounter was foiled after authorities imposed restrictions in Pulwama district and parts of Srinagar on Monday, officials said. Shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in the city, while security personnel patrolled sensitive areas here to thwart any untoward incident.

The separatists, under the banner of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, had on Saturday asked the people to march to the corps’ headquarters at Jammu and Kashmir’s Badami Bagh area.

The call for the march came after seven civilians died and several others were injured allegedly when security forces opened fire at a mob that thronged the site of an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Read More

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