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Restrictions in Srinagar over separatist march

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir authorities Wednesday imposed selective restrictions in the summer capital here after separatists called for a march in the city.

Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani called for a march to the headquarters of the UN Military Observers' Group in India and Pakistan (Unmogip) in Sonawar area.

Geelani appealed to people to assemble in Hyderpora locality from where he would lead the march to the Unmogip office.

"A memorandum addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would be presented to the UN observers, protesting the recent killings in Kashmir," Geelani said in his appeal.

Geelani was placed under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence, while police also restricted movement of traffic and public in Hyderpora and Sonawar areas.

"Precautionary measures have been taken at some places in the city to maintain law and order. The situation is otherwise normal in the city and elsewhere," a police official told IANS.

Shops, educational institutions, public and private transport, businesses, government offices, banks and post offices functioned normally in the city.

Meanwhile, curfew continued in Shopian town Wednesday. Authorities said curfew was relaxed for some time Tuesday evening.

IANS

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