Two days ahead of the proposed march to Lal chowk organised by separatists, Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday imposed prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more persons in territorial jurisdiction of Srinagar district.
"The District Magistrate Srinagar in exercise of power vested in him under Section 144 CRPC has imposed restrictions on public assembly of five or more persons in territorial jurisdiction of district Srinagar for a period of one month," a government spokesman said on Saturday.
The imposition of prohibitory orders means that no processions or public meetings could The coordination committee of separatists has appealed to people to march to Lal chowk on October 6 in support of their demand for right to self determination.
"Come what may, we would defy all the restrictions to make the Lal chowk chalo programme a grand success", JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik said after a meeting of the coordination committee last evening.
He said that the meeting resolved to take out the march even if the authorities impose restrictions or create hurdles.
Malik, who has been entrusted with the job of managing the affairs of the proposed march by the separatist co-ordination committee, said services of 1000 volunteers have been sought to maintain discipline during the march in which the separatists expect lakhs of people to participate.
The JKLF chairman said all arrangements in connection with the proposed march have been finalized.