Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley on Wani's death anniversary

Curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley on Wani's death anniversary

Burhan Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen famous for appearing on social media in military fatigues to attract young people to join the fight against Indian forces, was martyred in southern Kashmir on July 8 past year.

The first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani would be officially observed in Azad Kashmir today (Saturday) with a renewed pledge to continue peaceful struggle till liberation of the held valley from Indian subjugation. Strengthening the attack further, the MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that the Pakistan government was "reading" from Lashkar-e-Taiba's terror script in hailing Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.

He said no yatra convoys were allowed to move to Valley from Jammu today.

Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on July 8 past year.

Considering the mayhem Wani's death caused among the people of Kashmir, authorities are prepared to deal with any possible disturbance.

Almost 100 civilian protesters were killed and over 200 lost vision partially or completely due to pellets fired by the security forces during the 2016 unrest.

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"All internet services, including broadband and high- speed mobile internet, have been restored in Kashmir", said an official. The authorities have deployed over 20,000 additional personnel of paramilitary forces in the Valley. The security men fired tear smoke shells to disperse the youth, who were chanting pro-freedom slogans and pelted stones on them.

Restrictions had also been imposed in parts of Kashmir, including in five police station areas of Srinagar? the summer capital of the state? on 7 July as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Currently, entire Kashmir is experiencing turmoil since April as clashes between civilians and security forces are witnessed in the Valley on a daily basis. The two nuclear-armed states have fought three wars, two of them over the disputed territory that both claim. We will keep reviewing the situation on an hourly basis.

Unprovoked firing across the Line of Cross (LoC) was exercised by the soldiers of Indian forces from held Kashmir.

The security apparatus across IHK, especially in the districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam, has been beefed up.

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