Amid shutdown, restrictions imposed in Srinagar parts, Martyrs Day observed
Srinagar, Jul 13: Amid shutdown called by the separatists, authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent protests in connection with the Martyrs Day.
July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.
The State government observes the day to honour those who fought for Independence in 1947. It is a public holiday in the state.
Police sources said restrictions were imposed in parts of Old City areas. “These restrictions are preventive in nature and have been imposed to maintain law and order,” the sources added.
Meanwhile, normal life in the Valley was severely affected due to the separatist-sponsored strike as shops and other business establishments remained closed while public transport remained off the roads. Some private vehicles, however, could be seen plying various intra-city and inter-district routes of Kashmir. Some cabs and auto-rickshaws also plied in the uptown areas of Srinagar city.