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Saudi Shia cleric's execution: Restrictions in Srinagar to continue today

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar continued for the second consecutive day on Tuesday to thwart any protests by members of Shia community against the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Shia cleric's execution: Restrictions in Srinagar to continue today
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Srinagar: Restrictions in parts of Srinagar continued for the second consecutive day on Tuesday to thwart any protests by members of Shia community against the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

Officials said restrictions in the police station areas of Rainawari and Zadibal in the summer capital will continue today.

The decision to continue restrictions in these areas was taken as a precautionary measure as there was apprehension of protests by Shia community members, they said.

Meanwhile, normal activities resumed in Budgam district after two days of shutdown against the execution of the Shia cleric, the officials said.

Nimr al-Nimr, a Saudi national, had participated in the Arab Spring protests in 2011.

The execution of al-Nimr along with 46 other men, including Shia activists and Sunnis accused of involvement in deadly Al-Qaeda attacks, was announced by the Saudi interior ministry and triggered a full-blown diplomatic crisis.

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