Restrictions imposed in IOK on pretext of coronavirus

Srinagar, March 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have imposed further restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar and other districts of the territory on the pretext of coronavirus outbreak. Barricades and concertina wires had been erected at many places in Lal Chowk and downtown areas of Srinagar to stop the movement of the public.


“The restrictions on public gatherings, assembly and movement in many areas are aimed at avoiding the spread of any likely cases,” the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote on Twitter. Meanwhile, the authorities also imposed restrictions in Islamabad and Baramulla districts in the garb of precautionary measures against coronavirus pandemic. The district magistrate of Islamabad ordered that there was a complete ban on the assembly of four or more people in any public place till end of the March.


District Magistrate of Bandipora also ordered imposition of restrictions on public movement under section 144 in the district with immediate effect. According to the order, no public transport shall ply in the district till March 31. “All restaurants, open food courts, roadside eateries, gyms, beauty parlours, snooker clubs, parks shall remain closed”, the order adds.


Pertinently, few days ago, same restrictions were imposed by the authorities in Budgam, Shopian, Ramban and Kathua districts while strict restrictions were also imposed in Maisuma, Lal Chowk, Gawkadal and Khaniyar area of Srinagar city.


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