Day 91: Shutdown across Kashmir; restrictions in Srinagar to halt UN march

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Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar city of Kashmir Valley on Friday morning to prevent a protest march to the UN observer’s office called by resistance leaders.

District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said: “Restrictions will remain in force here to maintain law and order today (Friday).”

The resistance leaders had urged people to march to the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) headquarter office in Sonawar area.

Forces sealed all roads to Sonawar’s high security zone and disallowed any vehicular or pedestrian movement towards the UNMOGIP office.

The valley has remained paralyzed for the last 91 days because of the separatist called protest shutdowns and rallies issued through weekly calendars.

The authorities have responded by imposing curfew and restrictions.

All educational institutions, public transport and businesses have remained closed during the ongoing unrest that started on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with the forces.

Over 90 people died and over 12,000 were injured in the ongoing unrest.

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