The Day Passes Peacefully: Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday said that the situation remained peaceful in Kashmir and no any untoward incident was reported.

A view of Amira Kadal Lal Chowk Srinagar on Thursday September 2,2021 after Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani Passed away at Hyderpora residence last night. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A police spokesman in a statement said that some vested interests tried to spread baseless rumours about the forcible burial of Syed Ali Geelani by Police.

“Such baseless reports which are as a part of false propaganda to incite violence are totally refuted by the Police. As a matter of fact, the Police instead facilitated in bringing the dead body from house to graveyard as there were apprehensions of miscreants taking undue advantage of the situation. The relatives of the deceased participated in the burial,” said the spokesman.

“IGP Kashmir thanked and appreciated the co-operation of the general public in maintaining the peaceful situation throughout the valley which defeated the ill designs of inimical elements who are hell-bent to disturb the otherwise peaceful atmosphere in the valley,” he said.

“It is also pertinent to mention that similar restrictions and internet shutdown will continue tomorrow. We shall review the situation tomorrow afternoon and take further course of action,” he added.

“General public is requested not to pay heed to the rumours being spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border who are trying to take undue advantage of the situation and to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in valley,” said the spokesman in a statement.

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