Kashmir Strict curfew imposed in Srinagar, media persons barred from...

Strict curfew imposed in Srinagar, media persons barred from reaching Downtown

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Authorities on Friday tightened the curfew in Srinagar district on the eve of death anniversary of Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, which is being marked on May 21 in Kashmir.

Witnesses said that the authorities tightened the curbs in order to restrict the movement of public and thwart any gatherings.

They said that the strict curbs were put in place and public movement toward Downtown area of Srinagar was restricted as nobody was being allowed to move toward the area.

Witnesses said that police and paramilitary troops were deployed in large numbers to enforce the lockdown restrictions.

“Barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement,” they said.

Notably, on May 21, Molvi Mohammad Farooq was killed at his Nigeen Lake residence while Abdul Gani Lone was killed on the 12th death anniversary of Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq at Eidgah in Srinagar. Meanwhile, media men were barred from covering the situation in Downtown.

A group of photographers who were on way to Old City area were stopped at Bishembar Nagar and Baba Demb area and were told there are “directions from the top” not to allow anyone towards Downtown. (KNO)

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