Complete restrictions till 3 May, Srinagar admin reiterates

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Srinagar: The Srinagar DIstrict Administration has reiterated that complete restrictions — as existing right now — will remain enforced in the city till 3 May.

The guidelines and reasons of the extension of the existing lockdown, the Administration said, are as noted in 16 April order the District Development Commissioner, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

On 16 April, the admin had ordered under Section 144 of CrPC that there shall be complete restrictions on public movement and operation of business and other establishments in the district all through this extended period.

The order stated that in view of the situation in the district with various areas notified as COVID-19 containment or red zones which add up to large part of the district it is imperative that the ongoing restrictions remain enforced until required.

The order also stated that as in the past the essential services will be allowed to move with movement passes being issued to them based as per requirement. It instructs heads of departments to ensure no misuse use of passes issued to their staff for the purpose of delivering services.

Violations of instructions as given in this order will attract strict proceedings and action under Section 188 of IPC and Section 51 of NDMA.

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