Shutdown in Srinagar over Prophet remarks

Date:- 18 Jun 2022

Parts of Srinagar observed a shutdown on Friday over the controversial remarks made by two now-sacked BJP leaders against Prophet Mohammad, officials said. Most of the shops and business establishments were shut in old city areas, popularly known as downtown Srinagar, and in and around the Lal Chowk city centre.

Public transport and private vehicles were plying in these areas, according to officials. Security forces have been deployed in strength in sensitive places of the city and elsewhere in the Valley for maintaining law and order. Protests were held in several parts of Srinagar last Friday against remarks by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal on Prophet Mohammad.

In Bhaderwah, curfew was relaxed for four hours from 3 pm. The Friday prayers concluded peacefully across the district amid additional deployment of forces, officials said. The curfew in Bhaderwah town was imposed on June 9 following communal tension. Officials said senior police and civil officers reviewed the situation early this morning and decided to continue the curfew in the town. In one week, one person has been arrested and nine others detained for creating communal tension.

In Jammu, policemen were deployed in strength outside mosques with orders to not allow any street protest

after the Friday prayers, officials said.

Courtesy: The Tribune India :18th June , 2022