Gaw Kadal Massacre anniversary: Restrictions to be imposed in Srinagar on Sunday

Srinagar: The district administration in Srinagar has decided to impose restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations on Sunday.

The areas where restrictions will be imposed include Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud.

An official in the administration said that the restrictions will be imposed as a ‘precautionary measure’ to prevent protests on the 28th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre.

At least 52 civilians were killed on January 21, 1990, after the CRPF opened fire on a procession at Gaw Kadal, where people had gathered to protest the alleged molestation of women by forces. The killings took place a day after Jagmohan was appointed Governor to control protests in Kashmir.

(With inputs from KNS)

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