Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 3: Even though the situation remained by and large peaceful after the death of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday night, strict restrictions continued for the second consecutive day today in Kashmir. However, voice calling on the mobile phones was restored late in the evening.
Quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, a police spokesman said, “Like yesterday, today also the situation across Kashmir valley remained peaceful and no any untoward incident was reported from anywhere.”
The IGP Kashmir thanked the people for their cooperation with police & security personnel deployed on ground and in maintaining the law and order. In view of the peaceful situation, mobile service (voice call) and broadband of all TSPs shall open tonight at 10 pm.
The statement said that mobile service (voice call) and broadband of BSNL were never closed. However internet on mobile services shall remain shutdown till Sunday afternoon.
“People are yet again requested not to pay any heed to the rumours being maliciously spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border with an objective to disturb the prevalent peaceful atmosphere in the valley,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, unprecedented security arrangements were put in place in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley to maintain law and order. Shops and business establishments remained closed in Srinagar and other major towns in Kashmir.
A number of roads were closed by security forces in some parts of Srinagar, including down town, old city and uptown. However, private vehicles were seen plying in the civil lines. At some places security forces were checking identity cards of those travelling in the vehicles. Passenger vehicles, including cabs and three wheelers remained off the roads.
All roads leading to Hyderpora, the residence Geelani remained closed for any pedestrian or traffic movement. However, those having valid air ticket were being allowed to move towards airport. Nobody, including women, who had come from nearby localities to express condolence, were not allowed to enter Geelani’s house.
Woking in the offices and banks was also affected as majority employees could not make it to their offices due to restrictions and non availability of transport facility.
A large number of newspapers—Urdu and English—were not published due to internet suspension. They also could not updated their on-line editions also.