Crescent Kashmir

Authorities deploy police to implement section 144 in Srinagar

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


After the imposition of section 144 within the Municipal limits of Srinagar city, district authorities have directed police to implement this order on the roads of the city.

While all these curbs are being imposed to break the cycle of covid-19 infection, the passenger transport is still going on with crowded vehicles, making hundreds of people vulnerable to this infection on a daily basis.

Though the shops and commercial establishments are opening on a rotational basis, the public transport is still a challenge for the district authorities Srinagar to prevent the spread of infection.

Earlier the government ordered a 34 hour long covid curfew in the entire Jammu and Kashmir while the doctor association of Kashmir has demanded a complete lockdown from the government to break the cycle of infection in Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile KNO news agency has quoted SSP Srinagar in its report for the implementation of section 144 in Srinagar city. KNO report said,

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Sandeep Choudhary while talking to the media persons said that police and other government forces have been deployed on the roads since morning to impose section 144 CrPC in letter and spirit with an aim to prevent the virus from spreading.

According to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), he said that the 50 per cent shops as per the government order are closed. He appealed the traders and shopkeepers to follow the orders in letter and spirit.

SSP Srinagar further appealed the traders and common people to follow the limitations over the assembly of people under section 144 CrPc as well.

However, he said that the rush in the public transport is a challenge as the people are still travelling in these vehicles, saying that they are trying to find a solution in this regard as well by taking the transporters on board to ensure that the rush in these vehicles is reduced.

“Our target is to prevent the virus from spreading. Police, administration, civil society and common people have to coordinate with each other as it is the only way to combat the virus at this juncture,” he said.

With inputs from KNO


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