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Many separatists’ leaders put under house arrest as authorities imposed curfew in parts of summer capital Srinagar.
The curfew has been imposed to prevent a separatists’ rally and the leaders are put under house arrest to maintain law and order.
Separatists include Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others called public rally to the martyrs graveyard in Eidgah area of old city Srinagar on Saturday.
The main motive behind the rally was to commemorate the deaths of senior separatist leaders killed by unidentified assassins.
Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq was killed in his uptown Nigeen residence on May 21, 1990 and Abdul Gani Lone was killed in the Eidgah martyrs graveyard in Srinagar on May, 21, 2002.
The separatist are blaming the Indian intelligence agencies for these murders while the government said these killings were the result of internecine rivalry between various armed separatist groups in Kashmir.
Educational institutions, government offices, banks and post offices are closed in J&K because of Buddha Purnima.