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IndiaRestrictions back in Srinagar, people told to go home, shops down shutters

01:55  12 august  2019
01:55  12 august  2019 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Sources said police vehicles were seen making announcements on loudspeakers asking people to return to their homes , and shopkeepers have been told to shut their shops . On Saturday, a Home Ministry spokesperson said there have been “stray protests” in Srinagar and Baramulla, none of

Curfew has been reimposed in Srinagar today, a day after the government and the state police said the situation in Jammu They said police vehicles were seen making announcements on loudspeakers asking people to return to their homes , and shopkeepers have been told to down the shutters .

Restrictions were reimposed in the city of Srinagar on Sunday afternoon after they were partially lifted earlier today ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha festival.

Restrictions back in Srinagar, people told to go home, shops down shutters © Provided by HT Digital Streams Limited A Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, Friday, Aug 9, 2019. (PTI photo)

The morning relaxation saw people thronging the bakery and grocery stores; the movement of private vehicles was also noticed in some parts of the city. However, with restrictions back in place people were asked to go home and shopkeepers had to down shutters.

With the shops shut again and movement restricted, the Eid fervour was missing in the city and other parts of the Valley. The administration has maintained that the situation was peaceful throughout the state.

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Srinagar : Curfew has been reimposed in Srinagar today, a day after the government and the state police said the They said police vehicles were seen making announcements on loudspeakers asking people to return to their homes , and shopkeepers have been told to pull down their shutters .

In central Srinagar people had to navigate barbed-wire checkpoints to buy necessities or reach Officials at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar told The Associated Press they were We are not going to take this without a fight," a masked protester in the city said. Kashmir's fury at Indian

“Earlier, Eid used to be celebrated with great fervour. This time very few people are on the streets and the ones out are not buying like they used to,” said Gowhar Ahmad, a resident of old city.

Lal Chowk, the business nerve centre that used to be thronged by Eid shoppers, was sealed with barbed wire and vehicles were not allowed on the road.

“Last Eid, I had a good business did not even had the time to eat lunch. This time our place looks deserted. Though restrictions were eased in the morning, but shops didn’t open despite Eid,” said Fayaz Ahmad owner of a readymade store at city’s Regal chowk.

Though ATMs were working, there were no long queues. “It doesn’t look like it is Eid tomorrow. We had prepared limited stocks still there are very few buyers. May be restrictions are preventing people from buying items for Eid, or people are feeling sad about Article 370 revocation,” said salesman of a leading bakery on city’s Maulana Azad road.

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In central Srinagar people had to navigate barbed-wire checkpoints to buy necessities or reach Officials at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar told The Associated Press they were We are not going to take this without a fight," a masked protester in the city said. Kashmir's fury at Indian

In central Srinagar people had to navigate barbed-wire checkpoints to buy necessities or reach Officials at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar told The Associated Press they were We are not going to take this without a fight," a masked protester in the city said. Kashmir's fury at Indian

It’s not clear whether restrictions will be relaxed on Eid.

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However, sources say that government has so plans to ease restrictions on Monday. In view of considerable numbers on Eid, the prayers will not be allowed at the big mosques like Jamia Masjid and Dargah Hazratbal and Eidgah.

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