Amid shutdown restrictions imposed in Srinagar
Strict restrictions remain imposed in Srinagar parts in Tuesday following a shutdown and EidGah chalo call by Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, martyrs of 1990 Hawal massacre and Abdul Gani Gani.
Eyewitness said that there was a large deployment of forces in and around old city Srinagar. The authorities had decided not to allow a procession led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Old City, and have put him under house detention.
All the business establishments, schools were closed and there was no vehicular movement on roads.
“The roads were filled with forces and gypsies. They were stopping every passer by,” they said.
They said that concertina wires had been erected to create road blocks restricting pedestrian movement as well.
The authorities on Monday announced that they had ordered imposition of restrictions in parts of old city in view of a shutdown call by JRL.
The curbs remain imposed in Nowhatta, Safakadal, Rainwari, M.R Gung and Khanyar police stations.
He said that the decision was taken as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in wake of the strike call by separatists.
Mirwaiz was scheduled to lead a protest demonstration from Jamia Masjid to the martyrs’ graveyard at Eidgah tomorrow as a mark of tribute to Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq on his death anniversary.