Srinagar, May 22: Curfew like restrictions imposed in downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar, to prevent any demonstration on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone were lifted on Wednesday.
Restrictions were imposed on Tuesday in downtown and SeK. Mirwaiz, father of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen on this day in 1990 in his Nigeen house. Founder of Peoples Conference (PC), a constituent of separatist HC, Abdul Gani Lone, was killed in 2002 by gunmen when he was about to leave for home after paying tributes to Mirwaiz at Eidgh in the downtown on this day.
Police said restrictions under Section 144 CRPF were imposed in areas under the jurisdiction of five police stations of Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Safa Kadal and MR Gunj have been lifted. There were no restrictions in any part of the city on Wednesday, police added.All gates of historic Jamia Masjid in downtown, which were closed to prevent people from assembling there on Tuesday are open.
Security forces and state police personnel deployed in the Jamia Market and around the historic worship place have been withdrawn and shops reopened in the market. UNI