Burhan Wani’s death anniversary on July 8: Restrictions imposed in parts of J-K as precautionary measure

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 7, 2018 1:57:06 pm

Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8, 2016. (Representational photo)

Restrictions have been imposed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani’s second death anniversary as part of precautionary measures to maintain law and order situation, on Saturday. Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.

“Restrictions have been imposed in Wani’s hometown Tral, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, and in the Nowhatta and Maisuma police station areas of Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir,” PTI quoted a police official as saying. The official said security forces have been deployed in strength at sensitive places across the Valley.

Burhan’s killing had led to massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley. As many as 85 people were killed and thousand others were injured in clashes between security forces and protesters over four months.

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