Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday imposed restrictions in Srinagar to prevent a march called by the Hurriyat Conference to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City’s Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Moulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified assailants on this day in 1990 and 2002 respectively.
Moulvi 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.
Meanwhile, shops, public transport, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed.