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Kashmir shuts down on Burhan Wani’s 2nd death anniversary


Srinagar:A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on Sunday on the second anniversary of Burhan Wani, the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit who was killed by government forces two-years ago in an encounter in south Kashmir.
Authorities have imposed strict restrictions across valley to thwart any rally announced by joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).

Authorities have put severe restrictions in sensitive areas of summer capital Srinagar, south Kashmir and other parts of the valley.
All the business establishments and shops remain closed in view of the call given by JRL leadership on Wani’s second death anniversary.
Authorities clamped curfew in the home town of Wani. The authorities imposed massive restrictions on the movement of people in the rest of the valley on the second death anniversary of Wani.
The graveyard of Wani and his residence at Shariefabad has been sealed by forces.
Youths on the other hand have created pro-Burhan graffiti on the shutters and walls across Tral.
On 8 July 2016 Burhan Wani along with his two associates were killed in a brief encounter with forces in Bamdoora Kokernag area of south Kashmir.
Soon after his death Kashmir erupted with protests and strikes for six months. During six months of protests around 100 civilians were killed while 10,000 got injured.
Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were placed under house arrest. Muhammad Yasin Malik was taken into preventive custody.
Also mobile Internet services were suspended throughout the Valley while the speed of fixed line broadband connections was slashed.