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Restrictions, Shutdown hit normal life on Burhan’s second death anniversary in Kashmir

Restrictions, Shutdown hit normal life on Burhan’s second death anniversary in Kashmir
File photo for representational purpose

Mobile internet services, Rail services remain suspended

Srinagar: Law enforcing authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and several other parts of Kashmir Valley prevent a protest called by the separatists to mark the second death anniversary of the top commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Burhan Wani.

Meanwhile, shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani the Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Chairman, Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, and Mohammad Yasin Malik the JKLF Chairman on the eve of death anniversary of top Hizb Commander Burhan Wani has hit normal life across Kashmir.

Government forces killed Wani and two of his associates in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were placed under house arrest. Muhammad Yasin Malik was taken into preventive custody.

“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,” said a police official.

“Partial restrictions will remain in areas under the jurisdiction of Kralkhud and Maisuma police stations,” he added.

Restrictions continued for the second day today in Tral, Wani’s ancestral hometown.

Heavy contingents of police and paramilitaries were deployed in sensitive areas in Srinagar and other district headquarters.

Mobile internet services were the most also suspended throughout the Valley while the speed of fixed-line broadband connections were slashed.

Rail services were suspended as a precautionary measure.

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