The separatist and Pakistan-based groups are planning to celebrate Black Day and hold violent demonstrations on the first year of the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar on August 4 and 5 after receiving such information. Earlier on Monday, due to the increasing infection of Corona, the entire Kashmir Valley has been completely banned again till August 5.
According to Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Chaudhary, the police have information that separatists and pro-Pakistan factions can also spread violence under the cover of these demonstrations. Therefore, it has been decided to impose curfew in Srinagar.
The entire valley is prohibited during the ban, except for essential services and emergency medical services. Authorities have sealed most of the roads and markets and appealed for public support.
Meanwhile, there was silence in the markets on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday. Shops remained closed and have been erected at various places to prevent movement of people. Due to the Corona crisis, this time in Srinagar, there were no events organized on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Due to the ban, very few people came to the Shankaracharya temple for Puraja archana. Similar situation remained in other districts of the valley.