JRL’s Lal Chowk march: No traffic will be allowed between Regal Chowk and Amira Kadal, says Police

Srinagar: In wake of the proposed Lal Chowk march called by the Joint Resistance leadership, traffic will not be allowed ply between Regal Chowk and Amira Kadal in Srinagar on Tuesday.

“In view of security restrictions in Srinagar on 23rd of October, 2018, traffic will not be allowed to ply on Regal Chowk-Amira Kadal Bridge Road stretch,” said SSP Traffic city Tahir Gilani.

He requested the commuters to use the alternate routes to reach their destinations.  “Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” he said.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a march to Lal Chowk tomorrow to protest against killing of seven civilians in Kulgam on Sunday.

Meanwhile a complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir in the aftermath of seven civilian killings in Kulgam which took place on Sunday. A powerful explosion after a gunfight in Laroo village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district in which three militants were killed led to the death of the civilians.

In Srinagar’s Old City, restrictions were clamped to foil any protests against the Kulgam killings. In Nowhatta, Rajouri Kadal, Saraf Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Gojwara, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and other areas of the Old City, armed forces were keeping a tight vigil to keep protesters at bay, witnesses said. At many places, forces have laid razor wire to restrict movement of people.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while appreciating Pakistan’s concern in the aftermath of the Kulgam carnage, however added that in order to end the appalling repression, Pakistan needs to ‘do more’.

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