The Center has asked the Jammu ans Kashmir government to force limitations on the movement of individuals during Eid-ul-Azha on September 13, 2016 after separatists called for a protest march to the United Nations office in Srinagar two days prior. An authority said that the prohibitory requests are now in power in the Kashmir valley because of the continuous agitation, yet was not being executed adequately.The senior government official said in New Delhi that the Center has recommended the strict burden of Section 144 of CrPC(which disallows assembly of more than four persons in public places) to foil any sort of brutality and untoward occurrence.

Section 144 during Eid
Section 144 to be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir during Eid-ul-Azha

As indicated by authority figures, 62 individuals including two security men have been killed in the savagery so far and at least 7,550 civilians and 5,560 security personnel have been injured.

“This is not the first time that Section 144 has been imposed on any festival in the Kashmir Valley. It is necessary as the Hurriyat (separatists) have given call for a protest march and we don’t want people to come out on roads and violence to escalate,” said the official.

The Hurriyat has requested that individuals join the protest march to the UNMOGIP office to present a notice as the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly convenes the same day in New York.

The official said that as per contingency measures, more central armed police force personnel were being rushed to the valley.

“We have left it to the State to decide whether they want to relax the prohibitory orders for a couple of hours to allow people to go to the mosque and pray,” said the official.

The official added that it’s up to the State police to implement prohibitory orders currently in force.


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