Srinagar: Top separatist leaders were placed under house arrest on Wednesday ahead of their march to a village in north Kashmir's Bandipora district where two youths were killed in alleged army firing on Sunday.
Several leaders like 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, the police said.
A police spokesman said restrictions on the movement of people were put in place in many areas of Bandipora district to maintain law and order.
Life in rest of the Kashmir Valley has been normal with schools, colleges and business-houses operating opening as usual. The spokesman said that there were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the valley so far.
Geelani had called for a march to native villages of the two youths, who were killed in the firing incident on Sunday.