Srinagar: The Police have appealed the people to stay away from processions to avoid loss of life or injury.
In a statement issued from the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, a police spokesman said; “It has been observed that militants make their presence in public protests and on many occasions resort to hurling of grenades and firing. In one such incident in Pulwama on 24-08-2016, 17 police/security force personnel got injured and stand hospitalized. Similarly such incidents have taken place in recent past at DH, Pora, Kulgam and Shopian also.”
It said the security forces have exercised maximum restraint and not retaliated to avoid civilian casualties.