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70 years of accession to India: Kashmir on alert, trains suspended

Joint resistance leadership of separatist leaders have asked people to observe October 27 as a “black day” in Kashmir.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2017 11:04 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar
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Paramilitary soldier stands guard during a strike called by separatists in Srinagar on October 21, 2017. (AP File Photo)

Authorities imposed restrictions in various areas here on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir to India.

Joint resistance leadership (JRL) of separatist leaders — Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik — have asked people to observe October 27 as a “black day” in Kashmir.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Indian Army landed in Srinagar Airport following the accession of the state.

“Restrictions under section 144 of CrPC will remain in force in Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Khanyar, Kralkhud and Maisuma,” a police officer said.

Heavy contingents of the state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were seen disallowing pedestrian and vehicular movement in these areas.

Railway services in the valley have also been suspended on Friday as a precautionary measure.

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 10:15 IST