Jammu & Kashmir

Restrictions continue across Kashmir on third-day after Geelani’s death

A man walking amid shutdown in Srinagar [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

After the death of Kashmir’s most prominent resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, restrictions on public gatherings remained in place in most sections of the Valley, while mobile internet services were stopped on Saturday morning after being restored the night before.

Geelani, 92, died at his home in Srinagar on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness. He was buried at a graveyard near his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar district.

Following his death, restrictions were imposed in the Valley.

Restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most parts of the valley but curbs on movement have been eased in some parts, the officials said, adding the curbs were in place in Srinagar’s downtown and Hyderpora.

Roads leading to Geelani’s residence here remained sealed with barricades put up to stop the movement of people, officials said. The armed forces have been deployed in strength in the city and elsewhere.

Internet services and mobile telephony services across all operators were restored on Friday night after remaining suspended for two days.

However, Internet services on mobile devices were suspended again on Saturday morning.


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