Massive gathering planned at Tral Eidgah
Srinagar: The government on Thursday evening decided to impose curfew in seven districts of the valley to thwart pro-freedom camp’s plans to hold protests against the spree of killings by the government forces.
According to district magistrates of Srinagar, Anantnag, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Kulgam, Budgam and Baramulla, curfew will be imposed on July 15. “No public or vehicular movement, except medical emergencies would be allowed, an official spokesman said.
The first district to announce curfew was Pulwama where the administration feared people’s mobilization towards Tral, the native town of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The locals in Tral had decided to offer Friday congregational prayers at Eidgah where Burhan, his brother Khalid and scores of militants and civilians killing during past 27 years are buried. Tens of thousands of people last week offered funeral prayers of the slain militant leader in the same Eidgah. Sources said the government forces have plans to seal off all roads leading to the Eidgah.