CRPF imposes restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Kashmir separatists' Eidgah march; exams postponed

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a separatist Eidgah march. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day has been postponed.

 CRPF imposes restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Kashmir separatists Eidgah march; exams postponed

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Separatists have called the march to Eidgah grounds here in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

Mirwaiz Farooq was killed on 21 May, 1990 while Lone was killed on 21 May , 2002 by unknown gunmen.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, son of slain Mirwaiz Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence in the outskirts in Srinagar.

Separatist Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has also been placed under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence here while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody.

Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, MR Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city, while partial restrictions are in place in Maisuma and Kralkhud in the uptown areas.

Contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed to maintain law and order and enforce the restrictions.

Exams scheduled on Monday have been postponed by the University of Kashmir and the Islamic University of Science and Technology.

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Updated Date: May 21, 2018 10:29:01 IST