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Kashmir: separatists placed under house arrest ahead of protest march

Top separatist leaders were today placed under house arrest ahead of their march to a village in north Kashmir's Bandipora district where two youths were killed in alleged army firing on Sunday.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2013 10:51 IST

Top separatist leaders were today placed under house arrest ahead of their march to a village in north Kashmir's Bandipora district where two youths were killed in alleged army firing on Sunday.

The leaders, including, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, were placed under house arrest ahead of the march towards Markundal village in Sumbal area, police said. Restrictions on the movemnet of people were also put in place in many parts of Bandipore district to maintain law and order, added police.

However, life in the rest of the Kashmir Valley was normal with schools, colleges and businesses opening as usual.There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley so far, added the spokesperson.

Geelani had called for a march to native villages of the two youth killed in the firing incident on Sunday.