‘Eidgah Chalo’: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar parts


Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent Joint Resistance Leadership called march.

Reports said that heavy contingents of police forces have been deployed in the area and all exams for the day have been postponed.

JRL, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Yasin Malik, and Molvi Mohammad Umar Farooq has called the march to Eidgah to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

Mirwaiz Farooq was killed on May 21, 1990, while Lone was killed on May 21, 2002, by unknown gunmen.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, son of slain Mirwaiz Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence in the outskirts here.

Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has also been placed under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence here while JKLF chief Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody.

Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city, while partial restrictions are in place in Maisuma and Kralkhud in the uptown areas.

Contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed to maintain law and order and enforce the restrictions.

Exams scheduled today have been postponed by the University of Kashmir and the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), IANS reported.

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