Maqbool Bhat’s Anniversary: Restrictions in Kupwara, Srinagar on Sunday

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Authorities have decided to impose restrictions in Kupwara and some parts of Srinagar on Sunday to prevent separatist-called protests on the death anniversary of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, founder of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front who was hanged inside the Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 11, 1984.

The protest has been called to observe his death anniversary and to reiterate the family’s demand for his mortal remains. Bhat was buried inside the jail premises.

According to the District Magistrate Kupwara, the restrictions were imposed in Kupwara, Kralpora and Trehgam area.

Meanwhile, Srinagar administration has decided to impose restrictions in seven police station areas on Sunday. The areas where restrictions will be imposed include Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M.R.Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma and partially in Kralkhud.

An official in the administration said that the restrictions will be imposed as a precautionary measure.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq continue to remain under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Central Jail.

Contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed in the restriction imposed areas.

Checkpoints by police and army have been raised at various places in Trehgam,Kupwara, Kralpora Handwara and Lolab areas, sources said.

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