Restrictions Imposed in Srinagar Ahead of Separatist Rally

Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar to prevent a rally called by separatists.

Police said restrictions had been imposed as a preventive measure in areas falling under the jurisdiction of five police stations of Srinagar including Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Khanyar, Rainawari and Safa Kadal.

Separatists called a rally on Sunday at Eidgah ground in Srinagar to commemorate the death anniversaries of two senior separatist leaders Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone killed by unknown gunmen.

Mirwaiz Farooq was killed inside his Nigeen residence by gunmen on 21 May, 1990 and another senior separatist leader, Lone too was killed at the Eidgah ground by gunmen on the same day 12 years later.

Separatists had announced a weeklong remembrance programme called the ‘Hafta -e-Shahdat’ (Martyrdom Week) which ends on 21 May.

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