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Curfew to remain imposed in Kishtwar today following death of Jamat leader
9/15/2019 10:42:51 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 15: In order to thrawt any attempt of mass gathering during the funeral services of veteran Jamat e Islami leader Master Ghulam Nabi Gundna who happened to be a close associate of hardliner Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Kishtwar Administration shortwhile ago made an announcement informing the people that curfew will remain imposed in the District tomorrow I.e 16-9-2019.
As per the details available with Early Times, 80 year old Master Ghulam Nabi Gundna, resident of Jamia Masjid Mohallah Kishtwar died at Ludhiana hospital after prolonged illness and his dead body reaches Kishtwar today evening as a result of which heavy rush of mourners will be probably witnessed at his residence.
Late Ghulam Nabi Gundna was instrumental behind the three decade old sepretist and anti India movement in Chenab valley and had remained jailed for several years for his anti India rant. He was also consider as a strong Piller of Jamat e Islami ideology on which the government of Jammu and Kashmir launched a major crack down few months ago including in Kishtwar District wherein the authorities arrested three prominent Jamat leaders beside also seal the room of a deceased leader at his residence containing some literature while he was on hospital bed.
As soon as the dead body of senior Jamat arrived at Kishtwar, Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar calls for a shutdown tomorrow as a mark of respect to the departed soul, the authorities at Kishtwar District decided to impose Curfew in the District to prevent mass gathering participation in the funeral prayers as same according to the officials could be detrimental for the peace and tranquility in the District.
The officials also feared that Jamat leaders from adjoining Doda and Ramban District might try to reach Kishtwar for participation in the funeral procession of the Jamat leader that can lead to law and order problem as some elements might try to provoke the people.
Speaking to Early Times, the officials said that the Curfew has been imposed as precautionary measures added that they will allow the funeral prayers with limited number of people's participation.
They said that if things remain peaceful, the Curfew will be lifted in the evening tomorrow itself
Late Master Ghulam Nabi Gundna was popular as a teacher among the students during his service times and was known as best "Mathematics" teacher in Chenab Valley. But with the onset of Militancy in the Jammu and Kashmir, he concentrated more on separatism than to his professional duties that land him in jail several times including under PSA.
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