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  India   All India  08 Jul 2017  J&K: Curfew in Tral, 2 other towns to stop march for Burhan Wani on death anniversary

J&K: Curfew in Tral, 2 other towns to stop march for Burhan Wani on death anniversary

PTI
Published : Jul 8, 2017, 11:58 am IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 11:58 am IST

Militant commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on this day last year.

Separatists had asked people to march to Tral on the death anniversary of Burhan Wani. (Photo: File)
 Separatists had asked people to march to Tral on the death anniversary of Burhan Wani. (Photo: File)

Srinagar: Authorities clamped curfew in three towns including Tral in Kashmir and imposed restrictions on movement of people in the rest of the valley to foil the separatists' plan to hold a rally on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength across Kashmir to handle any security challenges.

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 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 Sophian 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.

Tags: curfew, burhan wani, separatists
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar