Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent separatist celebrations on Pakistan’s Independence Day.
“Restrictions have been imposed in seven areas of Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainwari, M.R. Gunj, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Safa Kadal in order to maintain law and order,” a senior police officer told media persons in Srinagar.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, the chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, has been placed under house arrest here.
Heavy deployment of paramilitary forces, CRPF and police has been ensured in the areas that see waiving of Pakistan flags by youth groups on August 14 every year.
Top sources say that the union home ministry had sent a letter to the state government stressing anti-national activities to be dealt firmly.
PM Modi greets Pak on I-Day:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day.
“Greetings and good wishes to the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on August 14.