People advised to stay away from encounter sites

Advisory issued to citizens

Authorities Thursday advised general public to stay away from counter-insurgency operation sites for their own safety.

          District Administrations of Srinagar, Budgam and Shopian advised people not to move towards or assemble near the places where encounters take place between security forces and militants to avoid loss and injuries to precious human lives.

          Further, prohibitory restrictions have been imposed within the radius of three kilometers from the site of any counter-insurgency operation in the districts.

          However the restrictions shall not apply to the movement of ambulances, medical, paramedical staff and Government employees.