J&K govt imposes curb to foil Hurriyat rally


Srinagar: In a bid to curve the deteriorating law and order situation in the vally, the J&K government has imposed restrictions in six police station areas to foil the Hurriyat conference from holding a rally on the death anniversary of two of its leaders.

Restrictions on the movement of people were imposed in Khanyar, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Nowhatta, Rainawari and Maisuma police station areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, a police official said.

He said there were apprehensions of law and order problems during the Hurriyat rally at Eidgah in the old city area.

The official said the situation across the Valley was peaceful so far with no untoward incident reported from anywhere.

Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Wednesday, a day ahead of the rally to commemorate the death anniversary of his father, who was assassinated by gunmen in 1990.