Authorities in Srinagar imposed restriction to prevent the rallies to mark the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, two top Hurriyat leaders assassinated in early nineties and early 2000 respectively.
Hurriyat had already called for shutdown on the occasion. All shops and other business establishments remained shut in the city. The public transport remained largely off the roads.
Hirriyat was not allowed to organize rally which was to be led by Hurriyat M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. In past Mirwaiz has led huge procession on the day from his house to the Martyrs Graveyard where in the nearby Eidgah he addressed the rally. No longer. The government doesn’t allow such rallies now.
“Unfortunate that even this year authorities disallow people from visiting #MazarEShuhda (Martyrs Graveyard) Eidgah to pay homage to their beloved leaders #ShaheedMillat (Mirwaiz Farooq) & #ShaheedHurriyat (Abdul Gani Lone) Shaheed leaders continue to live in the hearts of their people and their life & message continues to inspire us,” Mirwaiz tweeted. He also tweeted pictures of the security deployment in Srinagar.