Geelani’s Death: Restrictions Continue In Most Parts Of Kashmir

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Srinagar- Restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most parts of Kashmir Valley after the death of veteran Kashmiri leader leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, officials said.

Geelani, 91, died at his home in Srinagar on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness. He was buried at graveyard near his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar.

Following his death, restrictions were imposed in the Valley as a precautionary measure.

Restrictions on assembly of people remained in force in most parts of the valley but curbs on movement have been eased in some parts, the officials said, adding the curbs were in place in Srinagar’s Downtown (old city) and Hyderpora, the native area of Geelani.

Roads leading to Geelani’s residence here remained sealed with barricades put up to stop the movement of people, the officials said.

Government forces have been deployed in strength in the city and elsewhere to maintain law and order, they added.

Broadband services and mobile telephony services across all operators were restored on Friday night after remaining suspended for two days. (With PTI Inputs)

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