Srinagar: The state police and administration have imposed curfew like restriction in seven police station areas of the city on Friday to thwart the ‘Jamia Masjid chalo’ call given by the Separatist leadership ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state.
The areas under restrictions are Maisooma, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Rahmawati, Khanyar, Maharajganj and Kral Khud.
Forces have been deployed in large numbers and barricades have been erected at sensitive areas.
Separatist Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reportedly instructed the party leadership and workers to make the November 6 ‘Solidarity Day’ programme for Martyrs of Jammu a ‘success’.
The state government has launched a massive crackdown on separatist leaders ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the state.
All prominent separatist leaders, including JKLF chief Yasin Malik, senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been either detained or put under house arrest.
Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, who continues to be under house detention since he returned from New Delhi this April, has announced a ‘Million March’ on November 7 the same day when Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Srinagar.