NFIW organises protest at Jantar Mantar to mark ‘75 days of oppression of people of Kashmir’

Meanwhile, restrictions that were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of Friday prayers were lifted on Saturday, but normal life remained affected across the valley for the 76th consecutive day

NFIW General Secretary Annie Raja addresses the gathering during the protest at Jantar Mantar on Saturday. 
NFIW General Secretary Annie Raja addresses the gathering during the protest at Jantar Mantar on Saturday.
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The National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) organised a protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on saturday against the unedning lockdown in Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The Narendra Modi government had announced the scrapping of special status of J&K.

Meanwhile, restrictions that were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of Friday prayers were lifted on Saturday, but normal life remained affected across the valley for the 76th consecutive day following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, officials said.

They said the curbs, under Section 144 of the CrPC, were imposed in Anchar area under the jurisdiction of Soura police station and the areas around the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta police station on Friday morning.

They were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the Friday congregational prayers.

The restrictions have been lifted from parts of the city here, the officials said.

Authorities have been imposing curbs in vulnerable areas of the valley on Friday, apprehending that vested interests may exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests.

Friday prayers have not been allowed at Jamia Masjid – the grand mosque of Kashmir in Downtown (old city area) - for over two months.

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