Kashmir: Restrictions on gathering people, internet broken again
Restrictions on the gathering of people remained in place in most parts of the Kashmir Valley after the death of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani while mobile internet services were suspended on Saturday morning after being re-established the night before, officials said.
Geelani, 91, died Wednesday evening at his home in Srinagar from a prolonged illness. The pro-Pakistani separatist leader, who has ruled separatist politics for more than three decades in Jammu and Kashmir, has been buried in a mosque near his residence.
After his death, restrictions were placed in the valley as a precaution.
Restrictions on gathering people remained in place in most parts of the valley, but movement restrictions were relaxed in some parts, officials said, adding that restrictions were in place in downtown Srinagar. (old town) and Hyderpora, Geelani’s hometown. .
The roads leading to Geelani’s residence here have remained closed with barricades erected to stop the flow of people, officials said.
Security forces have been deployed in force in the city and elsewhere to maintain law and order, they added.
Internet and mobile phone services from all operators were restored on Friday evening after being suspended for two days. However, internet services on mobile devices were suspended again on Saturday morning.
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