Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, resistance leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest and Yasin Malik was arrested while as Syed Ali Geelani is continuously under house detention.
“As the authoritarian rulers once again belie any claim to democracy by imposing #HouseArrests #Curfew #Restrictions #Barricades #Blockades closure of educational institutions on the visit of Indian PM to valley, I will peacefully march towards #LalChowk at 11 am,” Mirwaiz tweeted this morning.
The resistance leaders including Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik had given a call for a march to Lal Chowk, located in the heart of the city, to protest against the alleged violence by government forces in the valley.
Restrictions have been imposed in downtown areas and vehicular movement, other than that of tourists, was bare minimum.
The roads wore a deserted look as people preferred to remain indoors.
A three-tier security ring has been thrown around the city ahead of Modi’s visit and all roads leading to the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre were blocked for any vehicular movement,
According to the traffic police advisory, all roads leading to the venue would be closed till tomorrow afternoon until the prime minister is in the city.
The river police wing of state police, the CRPF and the BSF have been deployed in the Dal lake while the Army has been asked to dominate the Zaberwan peak overlooking the venue where Modi would carry out the inaugurate a power project and a ring road around Srinagar. PTI