In view of the Badami Bagh march call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership, authorities on Monday imposed curfew in several places in Kashmir capital, Srinagar even as security has a been beefed up on the roads leading to the Army Chinar Corps’ headquarters at Badamibagh and the police and CRPF have barricaded the area.
The move to tighten security around the Army Chinar Corp’s HQ comes after resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik asked people to march towards the Army headquarters on Monday.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had taken to Twitter to call for a complete shutdown and a three-day mourning in the region starting Saturday.
Mirwaiz had also written in a tweet, “#PulwamaMassacre, Bullets and pellets rain! As Govt of India has decided to kill Kashmiri’s through its #ArmedForces who control us, JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment on Monday 17 Dec to ask GOI to kill all of us at one time rather than killing us daily (sic).”
Meanwhile, five police station areas of the Old City are under curfew on Monday and mobile internet services have been suspended in the valley, in light of the curfew and shutdown call given by resistance leadership.
Curfew has also been imposed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama township to thwart any protests as anger has been brewing up in the region following the killings of seven civilians in forces action on Saturday.
On Saturday three militants were killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.