Amid severe restrictions, virtual clampdown Kashmir shuts on Burhan anniversary

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Srinagar: Government on Sunday imposed strict restrictions in several parts of Kashmir, to prevent the protests on the second death anniversary of Hizb commander Burhan Wani. Internet services were also snapped in all the parts across Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on slain Burhan’s second anniversary.

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 paramilitary personnel have been deployed across streets of major towns and villages.

In Tral, Burhan’s hometown, unprecedented deployment of government forces has been set in place as the authorities fear massive assembly of people to pay homage to Burhan.

Severe restrictions have also been made in Srinagar.

“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.

Government also placed all the resistance leaders and top activists either under house detention or detained them in police stations.

Burhan Wani, commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed along with two associates Sartaj Ahmad and Pervez Ahmad in a gunfight in Bamdoora village of Kokernag in Islamabad district.