Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and placed Hurriyat Conference chairmen under house arrest in wake of Martyrs Day, while as a complete shutdown was observed in the Valley to mark the day.

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs’ graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor and divisional commissioner Kashmir for paying homage to the 22 people martyred in firing by forces of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on this day in 1931.

A contingent of J&K Police posted the bugle and presented the ceremonial guard-of-honour to the Martyrs.

Barring the Bharatiya Janata Party, the entire spectrum of political ideologies in the state observes July 13 as martyrs day in J&K.

Photos: Abid Bhat / KO

Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs of 13 July 1931 at Naqashband Sahib Srinagar. Photo: Abid Bhat

Curbs in Srinagar on Martyrs day. Photo: Abid Bhat

A child arranges floral wreaths placed by politicians on the graves of martyrs.
Photo: Abid Bhat

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