Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatists’ rally


On Sunday, Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — ahead of a rally by the separatists.

The confinements have been forced in five police headquarters territories of the city as a prudent step to keep any untoward occurrence, area judge (agent chief), Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone, said here.

The separatists have required a walk to Eidgah to remember the demise commemoration of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq, father of direct Hurriyat Conference executive Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and another Hurriyat pioneer Abdul Gani Lone.

Farooq was shot dead by activists on May 21, 1990, and Lone was killed by ultras amid a remembrance rally for the previous around the same time in 2002.

The checks have been forced in Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal – all in the inside regions of the city, he said.

Yesterday, the authorities had imposed restrictions in three police station areas in the old city – Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Safakadal.

Recently, the experts had forced limitations in three police headquarters territories in the old city – Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Safakadal.

In the mean time, typical life was influenced somewhere else in the Valley because of a strike called by the separatists.

A large portion of the shops, business foundations and oil pumps were closed in Srinagar, while open transport was off the streets, the authorities said.

They said private autos, taxicabs and auto-rickshaws were seen handling.

Reports of shutdown were additionally gotten from different areas of the Valley, they said.

However, there was no effect of the strike on the weekly flea market here as many vendors had set up their stalls on the TRC Chowk-Lal Chowk axis.