J&K: Curfew reimposed in Kishtwar after death of Hurriyat leader

Security personnel guard a road in Srinagar. Curfew was reimposed in Kishtwar town on Sunday. (File)

A day after it was lifted, a curfew was reimposed in Kishtwar town in Jammu on Sunday following the death of a senior Hurriyat Conference leader Master Ghulam Nabi Gundna after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Ludhiana.

Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana said restrictions were reimposed as a precautionary measure against the possibility of any trouble during Gundna s Namaz-e-Janaza on Monday.

The curfew had earlier been imposed on Friday after the weapon of senior PDP leader s PSO was snatched. Gundna, 70, was a retired government school teacher.

Sources said he had considerable influence in the region. He is survived by his wife and five sons, one of whom is in Pakistan and another lodged in jail on charges of indulging in militancy-related activities.

His third son is an assistant professor and the remaining sons operate businesses in Kishtwar. As news of his death reached the district, his supporters started arriving in Kishtwar. While the deputy commissioner reimposed the curfew, police and security personnel were deployed in strength.