Burhan Wani death anniversary: Army reviews security situation in Kashmir Valley

Social Media Sites Blocked In Kashmir Valley Ahead Of Burhan Wani's Death Anniversary

As many 94 civilian protesters lost their lives in clashes with forces during the unrest and violence triggered by his killing last July.

They also surrounded the hometown of Burhan Wani, 22, who was killed fighting Indian troops previous year.

Wani's killing set off months of protests and deadly clashes across the region, during which at least 90 people were killed and thousands injured.

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on Saturday to commemorate the first martyrdom anniversary of popular youth freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

Protestors clashed with security personnel in Tral, the hometown of militant commander Burhan Wani, on his first death anniversary. They were thwarted back by police and paramilitaries by use of tear smoke shells and firing pellets.

"There were so many soldiers outside I couldn't go out".

In parts of south Kashmir, the epicenter of protests, villagers began intervening in raids on suspects, throwing stones at government forces to create a distraction and give the rebels a chance to flee. However, people, mostly women stopped the forces from entering the mosque. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta called it an "unprovoked" violation of the 2003 cease-fire between India and Pakistan.

The leadership said that try as they may this approach of the state is flawed and will never succeed in pushing people away from striving for the fulfillment of their political aspirations. It said it had lodged an official protest with the Indian envoy.

Indian security forces have in recent years dealt a series of blows against dozens of militant groups fighting for independence or a merger of the Himalayan territory with Pakistan.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan but claimed in full by both since the two partitioned and gained independence from Britain in 1947. A senior leader of a national party said that terrorists in Kulgam, Redwani, Khuwani, Quimoh, Hawara and Haji Dumhalpora mobilize young boys from poor families to join Hizbul. "The year gone by has seen the emergence of "home-grown insurgency" in Kashmir particularly in South Kashmir".

He said hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris beat together and the former would not leave Kashmiris in this hour of trials and tribulations.

Shops and business establishments remained closed while vehicles remained off the roads, the official said, adding that the situation was peaceful so far.



Latest news

Austria start pleasing - Hamilton
I got the vehicle to the limit and we'll now look at the weaknesses to improve". "We generally do improve Friday to Saturday". Hamilton set the ball rolling with 1m 05.929s, which was then beaten by Bottas on 1m 05.726s before Vettel did 1m 05.384s.

Britain's Watson aims for first taste of second week
The Briton, roared on by the Centre Court crowd, was significantly more aggressive with her responses to second serves too. But I'm enjoying it and I'm doing everything I can to recover well.

Wayne Rooney closing in on Everton FC return
When Wayne Rooney lost a step or two, United shifted him to another position and then later a diminished role in the team. Manchester United are ready to waive a fee for Wayne Rooney as they look to smooth his departure from Old Trafford.

Kris Jenner reportedly "distraught" over Rob Kardashian's revenge porn
Kardashian and Chyna appeared happy in the beginning of their romance, and in May of 2016, she announced she was pregnant. Just about 24 hours after Rob Kardashian went on an epic Instagram rant about his ex-fiancee, the drama has escalated.

Joe Root Slams Ton on Captaincy Debut, 6th Englishman to do so
He was on 5 with the total on 31/2 when Rabada surprised him with a short ball that the England captain top-edged to fine leg. Perhaps Morkel's two most costly wickets off no-balls were Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke in the same Test in November 2012 .

Other news