Restrictions imposed in Downtown Srinagar to prevent Eidgah march

Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesdayto prevent a separatist-called commemoration march.

The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to theMartyrs Graveyard in the Old City’s Eidgah area to pay homage to two seniorseparatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone,who were killed by unidentified assailants on this day in 1990 and 2002.


Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, the father ofHurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was killed at his residencein the outskirts of the city on May 21, 1990. While, Abdul Gani Lone, father ofSajad Lone and Bilal Lone, was killed at the Martyrs Graveyard on May 21, 2002.

Restrictions were imposed in the city’s Khanyar, Rainawari,Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas.

Heavy contingents of state police and the CRPF have beendeployed to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, shops, public transport, other businessestablishments and educational institutions remained closed.

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