The Government has decided to impose restrictions across Kashmir valley on Thursday on 32th death anniversary of the JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. The deputy commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone said that to maintain law and order Section 144 wil be imposed in some areas of Srinagar city. The Section would restrict assembly of four or more people to prevent protest demonstrations and rallies on the death anniversary of Maqbool Bhat Talking to KNS, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Samoon said that if someone harms public property then restrictions are bound to be imposed. “Normally government does not impose restrictions, but to maintain law and order, restrictions are must.” Meanwhile, DC Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS that downtown and Maisuma area of uptown, will remain under restrictions. “We have decided to enforce restrictions under Section 144 in areas under five police stations across Srinagar,” he said. The pro-freedom camp has issued a strike for Thursday on the death anniversaries of Bhat. Bhat was executed on February 11, 1984. He is buried inside Delhi’s Tihar jail.
2015 Kashmir Despatch