Authorities Imposed Restrictions in Parts of Srinagar as Proposed Rally of Separatist Leaders

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Srinagar, May 21: The authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent a separatist march.

Separatist group headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has called for a march to Eidgah martyrs graveyard in the old city of Srinagar today to commemorate the deaths of his father late Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq and another senior separatist leader, Abdul Gani Lone.

Unidentified assassins killed Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq at his Nigeen residence on May 21, 1990.

Abdul Gani Lone was killed on May 21, 2002 in Srinagar city during a separatist rally held to commemorate the death of the Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq.

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Restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under five police stations of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal and Maisuma,” a police spokesman said.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani have been put under house arrest in Srinagar to prevent their participation in the separatist rally.

Shops, public transport, other business establishments and educational institutions remained shut in several areas of Srinagar.

Contingents of police and paramilitary forces are placed at several sensitive parts of Srinagar to stop any kind of untoward incident.