Srinagar:Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and some other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the 34th death anniversary of Maqbool Butt, founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).
Butt was hanged on February 11, 1984, in Tihar Jail.
Besides Srinagar, restrictions were imposed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and Sopore town.
Butt belonged to Kupwara’s Trehgam village.
Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have been placed under detention to prevent their participation.
Contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed in the restriction imposed areas.
Public transport remained off the roads in Srinagar and most of the places in the Valley.