SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Police has decided to ‘strictly’ enforce curfew on Friday, May 21, which marks Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq’s and Abdul Gani Lone’s 31st and 20th death anniversaries respectively.
Official sources said that Inspector General of Police (IGP) for Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar, held a meeting with all DIGs and SSPs through virtual mode to take stock of the situation. “It was decided that police shall enforce strictest corona curfew tomorrow (May 21),” they said.
Across India, May 21 is observed as anti-terrorism day. “The IGP instructed all the field officers to remain alert and take preventive measures in view of anti-terrorism day,” they said.
Meanwhile, normal life continued to remain affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday for the 22nd straight day due to lockdown in the wake of the unrelenting surge in COVID-19 cases, officials said.
Police and paramilitary forces kept barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters of the valley and Jammu region to prevent the movement of people. However, essential and emergency services are allowed, the officials added.
Most of the shops and other business establishments remained shut while public transport was off the roads. (GNS)