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Geelani's peace march in Srinagar foiled

Posted on Dec 05, 08:04PM | UNI

Security forces today foiled peace march of chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali shah Geelani in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK).

Mr Geelani had announced to take out a peace march in the downtown and SeK, where clashes between two groups were reported recently.

Curfew was imposed in areas falling under nine police stations in the downtown and SeK following these clashes on November 28. Curfew was lifted from all areas last evening.

A spokesman for the HC Aiyaz Akbar said that a large number of security force and police personnel, deployed outside the Hyderpora residence of Mr Geelani prevented him to move out.

He said a senior police officials informed Mr Geelani that he cannot leave for downtown to hold peace march following orders from top officers.