Srinagar: Authorities clamped curfew in three towns including Tral in south Kashmir and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in the rest of the valley to foil the protests on Saturday to mark the first death anniversary of former militant commander Burhan Wani.
Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength across Kashmir to handle any security challenges
Curfew was imposed in Tral, the native town of Burhan, in Pulwama district as a “precautionary measure to maintain peace” in the valley, a senior police official said.
The joint resistance leadership comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown and protests marches to pay tributes to Burhan, who was killed at the hands of forces on this day last year
The official said curfew had also been imposed in Shopian town of South Kashmir and Trehgam in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Elsewhere in the valley, restrictions on the movement of people are being strictly enforced,” he added
Normal life came to a standstill in the valley due to a strike call and the curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities. PTI