Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent Hurriyat’s Eidgah March

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Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar to prevent a peaceful march called by the Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The march had been called to pay homage to two senior Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified assailants on this day in 1990 and 2002.

The march was proposed from Old City’s Eidgah area to the Martyrs Graveyard.

Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, the father of Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was killed at his residence in the outskirts of the city on May 21, 1990. While, Abdul Gani Lone, father of Sajad Lone and Bilal Lone, was killed at the Martyrs Graveyard on May 21, 2002.

Restrictions were imposed in the city’s Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas. Heavy contingents of state police and the CRPF have been deployed to maintain law and order.

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