Authorities seal Kulgam to prevent march called by Joint Resistance Leadership

Srinagar: In order to prevent the Kulgam March called by the Joint Resistance Leadership in solidarity with the blast victims, the South Kashmir district was sealed by the authorities.

JRL had appealed people, especially those residing in south Kashmir, to march towards Kulgam to pay homage and express solidarity with the families of seven civilians killed in a blast in Larnoo village of the district on Sunday.

Reports and witnesses said that all roads leading to Kulgam have been sealed by the police and paramilitary forces.
All entry and exit points to the district have been blocked by the forces’ personnel.

Meanwhile, strict restrictions have been imposed in Kulgam to prevent any protests or rallies against the civilian killings.

Meanwhile, the Joint Resistance Leadership had called for Lal Chowk March on Tuesday against the civilian killings of Kulgam. However, strict restrictions were put in place in the commercial hub to foil the march. Yasin Malik, the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, was detained by the cops from Lal Chowk after he tried to lead a protest.

Malik, who had evaded arrest from his Maisuma residence was detained by cops outside the Masjid-e-Ameer Hamza in the adjoining locality of Koker Bazaar.

Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir Police detained Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after he defied his house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. A spokesperson of the amalgam said a large posse of police personnel deployed outside the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz detained him after he defied his house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk.

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