Syed Ali Shah Geelani arrested before leading a protest march
Taking no chances with the present law and order situation which is already tense for the last so many days following the killing of terror poster boy Burhan Wani, the authorities have imposed curfew in four south Kashmir districts to prevent a separatist-called protest march.
Police said strict curfew will remain in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts while restrictions will continue in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara, Sopore and Baramulla.
Separatists have called for the protest march in Anantnag.
Meanwhile, all the senior separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah, have been either placed under house arrest or taken into preventive custody by the authorities so as to maintain peace in the Valley.
The separatists have extended their protest shutdown call till July 29. Reminiscent of 2010 unrest, separatists have started issuing weekly protest calendars in the Valley.
Meanwhile, another injured youth Sameer Ahmad Wani succumbed to injuries on Sunday evening, increasing the death toll to 49.
The summer vacations for schools and colleges in the Valley officially ended on Sunday.
State Education Minister Naeem Akhtar confirmed the end of the vacations.
“It is now for the district administrations of various districts in the Valley to decide which educational institutions should start functioning in their area,” Akhtar said.