Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a march called by resistance leaders to observe the anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day have been postponed.
Resistance leaders have called the march to Eidgah ground Srinagar to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz and Lone.
Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq was killed on May 21, 1990 while Lone was killed on May 21, 2002 by unknown gunmen.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, son of slain Mirwaiz Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence in the outskirts.
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani is continuously undergoing house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence while JKLF chief Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody.
Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city, while partial restrictions are in place in Maisuma and Kralkhud police station areas in the uptown.
Contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed to “maintain law and order” and enforce the restrictions.
Exams scheduled today have been postponed by the University of Kashmir and the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST). (Agencies)