Tral under curfew on Burhan’s second death anniversary


Curfew was on Saturday morning imposed in Tral town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on death anniversary of slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani.

Police and paramilitaries have been deployed in strength across the town to prevent rallies marking the second death anniversary of Wani. All entry and exit points to the town have been sealed by the forces to enforce the curfew.

Curfew was announced in the town early morning by the authorities over the public address systems. Residents who had come out of their homes to fetch milk and bread were asked to go back.

The 22-year-old Hizb commander was killed in an encounter on July 8, 2016 along with two of his associates in Bomdooru village of Kokernag in Anantnag district. His death had triggered an uprising in the Valley.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown across the valley and a public meeting tomorrow in Tral, Wani’s hometown.

Meanwhile, authorities at University of Kashmir said that separate exams would be held for the students of Tral.

Pertinently, many of the students from Tral could not reach to the University due to the curfew in Tral.

An official of the university said fresh date for the tests would be notified separately.


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