In an apparent attempt to foil separatist rally on Martyrs Day tomorrow, authorities late Sunday  decided to impose restrictions on the movement of public and transport in six police stations areas of downtown Srinagar including the police station of Maisuma.

“For maintaining law and order, peace and tranquility in the Srinagar city, restrictions will be imposed on the movement of public and transport in the jurisdiction of police stations Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal and Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma,” a government official told KNS.

He said that the decision was taken during the high level meeting between the civil administration and top officials of the Police.

It is to mention here that July 13 is observed as Martyrs day in memory of 22 Kashmiris who were shot dead by Dogra troops outside Central jail in Srinagar on the day in 1931. Both separatist and mainstream leaders in Kashmir lay claim to the legacy of these martyrs.

While the separatists had called for a march to Naqashband Sahib Shrine where the martyrs’ are laid to rest, mainstream camp including Chief Minister is also expected to pay a visit to the graveyard tomorrow.


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