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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed passed away on Thursday morning at 7.15 AM in AIIMS hospital.

Sayeed, a political stalwart from the valley was hospitalised for the last two weeks. His party PDP came into power after winning the 2015 assembly elections with BJP.

His party PDP came to power after winning the 2015 assembly elections after joining hands with the BJP.

Tributes poured in from all the political quarters and leaders.

His daughter Mehbooba Mufti is fated to be his successor. This would also make her the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

He was five days shy of his 80th birthday. This was his second Chief Ministerial tenure. He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he became one during VP government in 1989.

He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he joined  the cabinet of the VP government in 1989.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in his life faced a lot of attacks from separatists and militants. His coalition with BJP also triggered controversies as he had earlier expressed solidarity with the Congress.

Some tweets from political leaders paying tributes to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

Omar Abdullah, former CM and leader of opposition in J&K

Home Minister Rajnath Singh

PM Narendra Modi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

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‘Black Day’ Protests : Restrictions Imposed in Srinagar to keep security in check

Separatists leaders have asked people to observe October 27 as a “black day” in Kashmir.

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police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were seen disallowing pedestrian and vehicular movement in parts of Kashmir. (Representative image) VOA

Srinagar, October 27, 2017 : Authorities imposed restrictions in various areas on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir to India.

Joint resistance leadership (JRL) of separatist leaders — Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik — have asked people to observe October 27 as a “black day” in Kashmir.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Indian Army landed in Srinagar Airport following the accession of the state.

“Restrictions under section 144 of CrPC will remain in force in Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Khanyar, Kralkhud and Maisuma,” a police officer said.

Heavy contingents of the state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were seen disallowing pedestrian and vehicular movement in these areas.

Railway services in the valley have also been suspended on Friday as a precautionary measure. (IANS)

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