A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on Monday in view of Eidgah Chalo called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on the eve of death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone.
Authorities have imposed restriction in parts of Srinagar city to thaw the protest rally called by the JRL. Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary have been deployed in almost majority of uptown and old parts of Srinagar city.
Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city, while partial restrictions are in place in Maisuma and Kralkhud.
Rising Kashmir’s Anantnag correspondent Shafat Hussain informed Rising Kashmir newsroom that a complete shutdown is being observed in the district.
He said that all the shops are shut and there is no vehicular movement in the district.
He informed that heavy deployment of government forces have been made to thaw any protests in the district.
Rising Kashmir Pulwama/Shopian correspondent Javid Sofi informed that a complete shutdown is being observed in both the districts.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been placed under house arrest at their respective residences while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody.
Rising Kashmir’s Bandipora correspondent M T Rasool informed that a complete shutdown is being observed in the district on the eve of death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone.
Also, almost all the examination scheduled to be held today have been postponed across Kashmir valley. Exams scheduled today have been postponed by the University of Kashmir and the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST).
Rising Kashmir’s Baramulla correspondent Noor Ul Haq informed that a complete shutdown is being observed in parts of north Kashmir.
He said that all shops and business establishments are closed while as public transport is mostly off the roads in Baramulla, Sopore, Palhallan, Pattan and Rafiabad areas of north Kashmir.
He informed that contingents of police and CRPF were deployed at Sopore and Palhallan areas to thwart any protests.
He said that minor incident of stone-throwing incident was reported from Main Chowk, Sopore.
Train service across Kashmir have also been suspended in wake of the rally call by the JRL.
Mirwaiz Farooq, father of Mirwaiz Umar was assassinated by unidentified gunmen on May 21, 1990 at his Nigeen residence. Later on the same day over 60 people were shot dead by the BSF personnel in Hawal Chowk of Srinagar after they opened fire on funeral procession of Mirwaiz Farooq.
On the same day in May 2002, unidentified gunmen killed senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone, founder of Peoples Conference (PC), when he was attending a rally at Eidgah after paying tributes to Mirwaiz.
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