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Adm not to allow large Eid gatherings to prevent possible violence


NL Correspondent

SRINAGAR: Government has decided to impose curfew in parts of the Valley on Eid-ul-Azha (today) in view of the possibility of the breaking of violence on the festival.

In a bid to avoid recurrence of protests that are going on since July 8, authorities have decided to make additional deployment of security personnel on Eid with police and civil administration having been directed to monitor the situation closely.

Government has put all its men on alter to ensure there is no trouble on Eid.

Fearing arising of any law and order problem in the state, sources said the government has directed the police and district civil administration officers to be available at their district headquarters to monitor the situation on Eid-ul-Azha.

The authorities had a bitter experience in the past, when protests broke out in several parts of valley on Eid occasions, prompting authorities to impose restrictions.

A police official said many youth have been reporting to various police stations daily and government has made it clear to the police not to allow any disturbance of law order problem across the Valley. “There will be additional deployment of security forces in various place of the Valley that witness frequent protests,” the official said.

“We are well prepared to deal with any situation and nobody will be allowed to disturb law and order,” the IGP Kashmir Javaid Mujtaba Geelani said.

Government according to sources has decided to impose the curfew in parts of the Valley and tightened the security on Tuesday in view of separatists call for a march towards central Eidgahs at district, tehsil and town-levels and then march towards UNMOGIP Sonawar for submitting a memorandum to be conveyed to 71st Session of General Assembly of United Nations starting on September 13.

PRO CRPF Bravnesh Chowdhary said imposing of restrictions on Eid is need of the hour as there is a possibility of violence on this day.

“We have got reports that some people may format trouble on Eid. Large Eid gatherings are likely to be prevented as have been suggested by the security agencies to the government to ensure there is no violence on Eid,” the PRO CRPF said.

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