Centre demanded Jammu and Kashmir government to impose Section 144 during Eid-ul-Azha


Jammu and Kashmir government has been told by the centre to impose restrictions in the town due to upcoming Bakra Eid Festival on 13 September.  Two days ago, the separatists had alleged that they will do a protest march to the United Nations office in Srinagar on upcoming Eid.

A senior government official in Delhi said, “Prohibitory orders already exist in the Valley but were not being implemented effectively.”

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Section 144 Cr. Pc will be implemented in the valley which disallows assembly of more than four persons in public places to thwart any kind of violence and untoward incident.

Since the killing of Burhan Wani on July 8 till September 6, the Home Ministry’s data have recorded around 1,732 incidents in the valley. In the first three days of killing, around 50 incidents were reported.

Around 7,550 civilians and 5,560 security forces were wounded in the ongoing violence, as many as 62 people, including two security forces were killed.

 “This is not the first time that Section 144 has been imposed on any festival in the Kashmir valley. It is necessary as the Hurriyat (separatists) have given call for a protest march and we don’t want people to come out on roads and violence to escalate,” said the official.

The Hurriyat has requested that individuals join the challenge walk to the UNMOGIP office to present a notice as the 71{+s}{+t}session of the UN General Assembly is beginning that day at New York, U.S.A.

The authority said according to possibility measures, more focal outfitted police power staff were being hurried to the valley.

“Even though its Eid, people can celebrate it inside their houses. We have left it to the State to decide whether they want to relax the prohibitory orders for a couple of hours to allow people to go to the mosque and pray,” said the official.

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