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    Mirwaiz under house arrest, Valley tense May 21, 2011, 04.35pm IST TNN [ M Saleem Pandit ] SRINAGAR: Authorities
    imposed curfew in old city
    areas of Srinagar on
    Saturday to foil separatists'
    call for march towards
    Eidgah to commemorate the killing of Mirwaiz
    Mohammad Farooq and
    Abdul Gani Lone today. The
    normal life was thrown out
    of gear by the shutdown call given by the moderate Hurriyat
    Conference. A senior police official said the
    restrictions on the movement of the
    public were imposed in nine police
    station areas of the old city in order to
    scuttle Saturday's separatist gathering at
    the Eidgah grounds. Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference
    Mirwaiz Umar Farooq appealed to the
    people to observe complete shutdown
    across the Kashmir Valley and told them
    to peacefully assemble at the Eidgah
    grounds in the afternoon, where a public meeting would be held to commemorate
    the death anniversaries of the slain
    separatist leaders besides laying the
    foundation stone for martyrs' wall at
    Eidgah. While Mirwaiz of Kashmir Molvi
    Mohammad Farooq was killed by
    unknown Hizbul Mujahedeen militants in
    his Nigeen residence in 1990, Abdul Gani
    Lone, a senior Hurriyat leader was killed
    while attending the commemorative function of the former Mirwaiz in the
    Eidgah grounds in 2002. A senior police official said Mirwiaz Umar,
    son of the former Mirwaiz Kashmir Molvi
    Farooq was placed under house arrest
    and restrictions were imposed in Safa
    Kadal, MR Gunj, Khanyar, Rainawari,
    Nowhatta, Nigeen, Soura, Lal Bazar and Kralkhud police station areas to maintain
    law and order in the city. A Hurriyat (Mirwaiz) spokesman said that
    huge contingents of police were deployed
    outside the houses of Mirwaiz Umar
    Farooq, Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Shabir
    Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan,
    Shahid-ul-Islam and others. Hurriyat leaders, according to the spokesman,
    were informed that they were placed
    under house arrest. Talking to TOI over phone, Mirwaiz Umar
    Farooq said the state government cannot
    stop the separatists to pursue their goal
    of getting the Kashmir issue settled. "The
    state authorities imposed curfew and
    deployed forces in every nook and corner of the Valley to thwart the laying of
    foundation of martyrs' memorial wall at
    Eidgah today," Mirwaiz said. Schools and educational institutions were
    closed for the day in the Valley.
     
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    Seperatist Movement is breathing its last breaths...