Shutdown, restrictions on death anniversaries of Molvi Farooq, Gani Lone

On the death anniversaries of two resistance leaders – Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, the government has imposed restrictions in parts of the summer capital Srinagar, in response to the call of “Eidgah Chalo” march by Joint Resistance Leadership. Shutdown is also being observed in the Kashmir valley to mark the anniversaries.

On 21 May 1990, Farooq was shot dead by unknown gunmen in his house and Lone was later shot dead by unknown gunmen on 21 May 2002.

All major markets, local shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed while as public transport is mostly off the roads.

In parts of Srinagar, heavy contingents of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed to stop people from any protests or march towards Eidgah ground.

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