Burhan Wani 2nd death anniversary: Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protest
Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed in the parts of Srinagar city and some places in Kashmir Valley to prevent a protest called by the separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.
Security 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 Umar 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,” the police said.
“Partial restrictions will remain in areas under the jurisdiction of Kralkhud and Maisuma police stations.”
Restrictions continued for the second day today in Tral, Wani’s ancestral home town.
Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary forces were deployed in sensitive areas in Srinagar and other district headquarters.
Mobile internet services were suspended throughout the Valley while the speed of fixed line broadband connections were slashed.
Rail services were suspended as a precautionary measure.