PTK News Bulletin

Kashmir lockdown on Burhan Wani 2nd anniversary

SRINAGAR, JULY 08 (PTK): A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

All the shops and other business establishments and private offices remained closed all over the valley, while traffic is off the roads.

Thousands of armed police and paramilitaries have been deployed in streets of major towns and villages including Srinagar. They laid coils of barbed wire at entry and exit points in many towns.

Meanwhile authorities have imposed strict curfew in most parts of Kashmir valley, on the second death anniversary of Hizb commander Burhan Wani to thwart protests called by the Joint Resistance Leadership in his honor.

Thousands of armed police and paramilitaries have been deployed in streets of major towns and villages including Srinagar. They laid coils of barbed wire at entry and exit points in many towns.

In Tral, Burhan’s hometown, unprecedented clampdown arrangements have been set in place as the authorities fear massive assembly of people to pay homage to Burhan Wani. Following the killing of Wani on July 8, Kashmir saw the massive civilian uprising in which more than 100 civilians were shot dead and hundreds blinded by pellets.

“Restrictions will remain in force in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal police stations in old city Srinagar,” official sources said.

“Partial restrictions will remain in areas under the jurisdiction of Kralkhud and Maisuma police stations.”

Meanwhile, internet services remain suspended in Kashmir and tail services were suspended from last two days.

The shutdown call was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Umar Farooq to remember the slain commander.

Burhan Wani, commander of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed along with two associates Sartaj Ahmad and Pervez Ahmad in a gunfight in Bemdoor a village of Kokernag in Islamabad district in South Kashmir. (PTK)

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