Mirwaiz attempts to defy restrictions, detained

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained on Wednesday after he attempted to defy restrictions to march towards Shopian where Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called a public rally today.

As soon as Mirwaiz came out of his residence at Nigeen in Srinagar and tried to march towards Shopian, a police party detained him and later lodged him at Nigeen police station, eye witnesses said.

Pertinently, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have announced a march to Shopian town to express solidarity with the people of the district where 13 militants and 4 civilians were killed by forces on Sunday.

Meanwhile, restrictions continued in parts of Srinagar and some other places in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.

Reports said that a heavy deployment of government forces has been made in Srinagar and other ‘sensitive’ places in the Kashmir Valley to “maintain peace and law and order.

All educational institutions across Kashmir have been shut while as all examinations scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed.

The train services remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day.

Traffic on the otherwise busy Srinagar-Sonamarg road remained suspended for a second day on Wednesday.


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