Srinagar, May 21(KMW): Strict restrictions have been imposed by the administartion in parts of Srinagar city to prevent the Eidgah march. Police in riot gear has been deployed all over the city and J&K Bose and Kashmir University have called off all the exams slated for today.
Separatists had have called for a march to Eidgah grounds here in Srinagar to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.
Mirwaiz Farooq was killed on May 21, 1990 while Lone was killed on May 21, 2002 by unknown gunmen.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, son of slain Mirwaiz Farooq, has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence in the outskirts here.
Separatist Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has also been placed under house arrest in his uptown Hyderpora residence here while JKLF chief Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody.
Meanwhile, Prominent liberation leader and Peopleâ€™s Political Party (PPP) Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has been placed under house arrest ahead of the Eidgah rally.
Strict restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal in the old city, while partial restrictions are in place in Maisuma and Kralkhud in the uptown areas.
Contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed to maintain law and order and enforce the restrictions.
Exams scheduled today have been postponed by the University of Kashmir and the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST).