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Burhan Wani death anniversary: Curfew imposed in his native town Tral, security tightened across state

Edited by: Raj Singh Srinagar 08 Jul 2017, 11:40:25 IST
Raj Singh

On the first death anniversary of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, the state administration is leaving no chance in ensuring that no major untoward incident takes place in the state today.

The administration has clamped curfew in Tral, the native town of Burhan Wani while restrictions have been imposed on the movement of people in the rest of the Kashmir valley.

State authorities have taken these measures to foil the separatists' plan to hold a rally today to mark the first anniversary of the killing of 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 Wani, in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure to maintain peace in the valley, a senior police official said.

The joint separatist camp, including Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik-led JKLF, has asked the people to march to Tral to pay tributes to Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security 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.

All the examinations scheduled for today have been postponed by universities.

Normal life came to a standstill in the valley due to a strike call given by the separatists and the curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities.


Shops and business establishments remained closed while vehicles remained off the roads, the official said, adding that the situation was peaceful so far.

(With PTI inputs)