Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:18:30 GMT | By IANS

Separatist leaders under house arrest, restrictions in Srinagar

Srinagar: Separatist leaders were placed under house arrest and authorities Friday imposed restrictions in old city areas of the summer capital Srinagar to prevent proposed rallies in connection with martyrs' day.


Separatist leaders under house arrest, restrictions in Srinagar

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan were placed under house arrest to prevent their participation in the proposed separatist rallies.

The separatists had asked people to rally to the martyrs' graveyard to pay tributes.

A shootout at the city's central jail July 13, 1931, had killed 22 people who were protesting the release of an under trial, Abdul Qadeer.

They were then buried in which is now called as the martyrs' graveyard in the old city.

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