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Restrictions to prevent violence ahead of PM's J&K visit

india Updated: Jun 07, 2010 12:38 IST
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Restrictions were imposed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar to prevent violence as a general shutdown against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit on Monday affected life across the city.

Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in strength to thwart violence in five police station areas of the old city.

"There is no restriction on movement of civilians. Preventive measures have been taken to ensure safety of civilian life and property," a senior police officer said.

The shutdown has been called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the visit of the prime minister, who arrives here in the afternoon.

Markets remained shut as public transport, schools and other business establishments also remained closed in the city.

The prime minister will address the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST). He is also scheduled to meet delegations of mainstream political parties in the evening.