Authorities order closure of Schools, Colleges in Srinagar on Wednesday

Srinagar: The Srinagar district administration on Tuesday ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in the summer capital tomorrow on Wednesday in view of Muharram processions. 

An official of the district administration said the authorities have decided to close schools and colleges in the district as a “precautionary measure”.

Earlier in the day the authorities ordered imposition of restrictions in parts of the capital city to prevent Muharram processions which remain banned in the area since 1989.

A police official said that restrictions will be imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations.

He said the restrictions will be imposed as a preventive measure in view of eighth day of Muharram to maintain law and order.

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