J&K: Partial restrictions in Srinagar to prevent anti-US protests

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Srinagar, Dec 8: In a order to prevent separatist-called anti-US protests, authorities imposed partial restrictions in Srinagar on Friday, police said.

Top separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have called for post-Friday prayer protests over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal areas in old Srinagar, news agency IANS quoted the police was saying.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been placed house arrest while Syed Ali Geelani remained under house arrest.

Heavy security in place,  police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in the three regions.


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