SRINAGAR: Ahead of Eid, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday imposed a strict ‘corona curfew’, to prevent the gatherings of usual Eid shoppers from thronging to markets.
Concertina wires and barricades were erected at almost every entry of commercial places across the valley. Srinagar was completely sealed and only the essential supplies were allowed to ply on the roads. Also, the extra deployments of forces was seen in the towns and Srinagar city.
At many places police swung into action and batons charged the people who had gathered outside the shops. A video on social media trending depicts police chased people somewhere in the uptown area of Srinagar.
Pertinent to mention, a day earlier the administration decided to give some relaxation hours so that people can buy the essential things ahead of Eid. But that order was withdrawn within a day and no relaxation was announced.
Also, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar toured parts of the city. He issued instructions to enforce the curfew while allowing doctors and paramedical staff.
Jammu and Kashmir is not showing any decrease in cases so far and the fatality rate is going up.