Police ready to foil Geelani’s protest call

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 26: In view of token protest call on Saturday (Eid Day) by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against landing of Army in JK on October 27 in 1947, the authorities have put in place elaborate security arrangements to thwart any demonstrations.
 A senior police officer here said that not only in Srinagar, but security across the Kashmir Valley has been beefed up. “We have made elaborate security arrangements for Eid. We have also asked police and paramilitary forces  to intensify patrolling in their jurisdictions in view of the call,” the officer said
 He said that extra-police contingents would be deployed in volatile areas to maintain law and order.  “We have to be more careful in the areas where huge Eid congregations take place. Our efforts would be not to allow the people to assemble after prayers,” he said.
 The officer identified a few volatile areas as Eidgah, TRC, Jamia Masjid and Dargah Hazratbal. “We would not stop anybody from offering Eid prayers but at the same time nobody would be allowed to disrupt peace,” the officer said.
 The senior police officer said that they have ordered the forces on ground to keep strict vigil on bikers. “ In the recent past bikers on occasions like Eid have been instrumental in disrupting peace,” he said.
 He said the law enforcing agencies have also been directed to maintain extra-vigil in Sopore, Baramulla ,and Islamabad (Anantnag).

Lastupdate on : Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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