Curfew-like restrictions continued in five police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure even as normal life across Kashmir was affected on Wednesday following a call for general strike by separatist groups to protest the killing of two youths in Army firing.
Restrictions were imposed in some areas of summer capital Srinagar and senior separatist leaders were placed under house arrest, a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Srinagar on his maiden visit.
A curfew imposed in some areas of Srinagar city following protests called by the separatists will continue on Friday, while the movement of patients and other emergencies will be allowed, authorities said.
Life in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley was impacted Monday as shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut down in response to a call by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.
Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday sought a `fatwa` against union minister and ruling National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for advocating reopening of liquor shops in the Kashmir Valley.