Restriction in Srinagar, Separatists Under House Arrest

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Srinagar: The authorities on Monday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and placed separatist leaders under house arrest to thwart a rally called by the separatists.

“Restrictions have been imposed in six areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal and Maisuma today (Monday) to maintain law and order in the city,” a senior police officer told IANS.

“The restrictions are purely preventive in nature and do not apply on bona fide movement of office-goers, patients and students,” the police officer added.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Miwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah and Nayeem Khan have been placed under house arrest to prevent their participation in a joint separatist rally called by these leaders to commemorate the martyrdom of 22 Kashmiris killed in police firing outside the central jail in Srinagar this day in 1931 during the reign of Dogra Maharaja, Hari Singh.

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