Strict restrictions have been imposed in eight police station areas of Srinagar, officials said.
They said the curbs have been imposed in the police station areas of Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kral Khud and Ram Munshi Bagh.
The officials said the restrictions on the movement of people were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the separatists call for strike and a march to the office of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Sonwar here.
They said the roads leading to the UNMOGIP office have been sealed, while security forces have been deployed in strength at sensitive places across the Valley to avoid any untoward incident.
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut while public transport was off the roads, the officials said.
They said private educational institutions were also closed.
The separatists had called for a shutdown today and asked people to participate in a sit-in which they would lead outside the UN office after congregational prayers.
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