Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests against killing of Rohingyas
Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid were also suspended. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who called the protests was put under house arrest.india Updated: Sep 08, 2017 11:49 IST
Restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar city on Friday to prevent protests against the killings of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, police said.
The restrictions were imposed in the areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M R Gunj and Safa Kadal.
Authorities also decided not to allow Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area.
Senior separatist leader, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had called for the protests.
Mirwaiz has been placed under house arrest to prevent his participation.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was arrested on Thursday, has been lodged in the Srinagar Central Jail.
Life in the Kashmir valley was partially affected due to the protest shutdown call.
Shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed in the five areas.
India is home to approximately 40,000 Rohingyas, according to the ministry of home affairs. About 16,500 Rohingya living in India are registered with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), but their actual numbers are much higher.
Last month, the minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, told that the government has issued detailed instructions for deportation of illegal foreign nationals including Rohingyas.
First Published: Sep 08, 2017 11:49 IST