Kashmir under siege on death anniversary of Burhan Wani

Authorities on Saturday imposed curfew and strict restrictions in the Kashmir valley to prevent protests and rallies on the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Section 144 CrPc was imposed at various places across the valley.

Curfew was imposed in Srinagar under the jurisdiction of five police stations — Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal.

Curfew has also been imposed in Tral town of Pulwama district, the native town of Wani, who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district last year.

Restrictions have also been imposed in Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Baramulla, Sopore and some other towns to prevent separatist called protests.

Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown today to mourn the death of Wani and his two associates.

Internet services on both mobile phones and fixed landline broadband connection also remain suspended for the second day on Saturday.

Amarnath yatra was suspended for today by the authorities. Meanwhile, train services between Baramulla and Bannihal town were suspended too.

All exams scheduled for Saturday by the University of Kashmir have been cancelled.

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