Mirwaiz Manzil

An Indian policeman looks from armored vehicle outside Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city, towards were separatists were planning to hold a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 21 May 2013. A shutdown called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders Molvi Mohammad Farooq, who was assassinated on 21 May 1990, and Abdul Gani Lone killed on the same day in 2002 hit normal life in Indian- Kashmir. Protesters clashed with the police and paramilitary troopers in old city. Shops, educational institutions, business establishments remained closed in the city as well as public transport. Authorities have placed moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.

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An Indian policeman on Tuesday watches from an armoured vehicle outside Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city, towards where separatists were planning to hold a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. A shutdown was called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders, Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Protesters clashed with the police and paramilitary troopers in the old city. Shops, schools and businesses were closed, as was public transport. Authorities have placed moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Read more