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J&K police impose restrictions to prevent a rally by Hurriyat Conference

A senior police official said that restrictions has been imposed in the area falling under six police stations of the old city.

Security personnel stands guard infront of closed shops during Strike in Srinagar. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi) File: Security personnel stands guard infront of closed shops during Strike in Srinagar. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

The J-K Police have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Thursday to prevent a rally called by the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, to commemorate the anniversary of slain Mirwaiz Moulana Farooq, and another Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone.

A senior police official said that restrictions has been imposed in the area falling under six police stations of the old city. “We will not allow any procession today,” said the official. “Additional security personnel have been deployed to thwart the rally.”

According to Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar was put under house arrest last night.

Hurriyat (M) Chairman Farooq had called for a shutdown across the valley, and a march to Eidgah graveyard to commemorate the death of his father, who was killed on May 21, 1990 by unknown men outside his house and another Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone who was shot dead, during a rally which was organised to mark the death anniversary Moulvi Mohammad Farooq on 21 May, 2002.

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In Srinagar while the business establishments are closed, the public transport is also off the roads. The private transport is however, plying on the roads.

First published on: 21-05-2015 at 12:14:39 pm
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