“We have decided to impose restrictions in old Srinagar areas on Monday,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told Greater Kashmir.
With separatist leaders calling for complete shutdown on Afzal Guru’s hanging anniversary on Monday, the Government has decided to impose restrictions in old Srinagar “to maintain law and order.”
“We have decided to impose restrictions in old Srinagar areas on Monday,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told Greater Kashmir. “The step has been taken to foil any attempt at disruption of peace. Further steps will be taken after assessment of law and order situation on Monday morning.”
Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Amit Kumar said restrictions would be remain in place in areas falling under Police Stations of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Mahraj Jung, SafaKadal and Maisuma.
Separatist parties in Kashmir have called for complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 to mark the death anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front founder Muhammad MaqboolBhat respectively.
JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained Sunday morning and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar.
A party spokesman said Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence in the morning and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar. He said scores of JKLF activists have also been arrested in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.
Malik had called for strike and ‘dharna’ on death anniversaries of Guru and Bhat.
Malik has called for a march to UNMOGIP office here to demand the bodies of Guru and Bhat. A party spokesman condemned the police action and paid rich tributes to Guru and Bhat.
Paying rich tributes to Bhat and Guru, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani condemned the house arrest of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar and Nayeem Ahmad Khan and detention of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activists.
Shabir Ahmad Shah, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) was put under house arrest on Sunday morning. He was scheduled to distribute relief among the flood hit people of Kashmir. The party has strongly condemned police action.
MeawhileHurriyat Conference (M) leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has also been detained, reports said.