Ahead of Burhan's first anniv, security beefed up in Valley

Burhan Wani India Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Gopal Baglay Qamar Javed Bajwa Nawaz Sharif

Wani, a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces on this day previous year. However, the unrest continued for about five months after Wani's death in which 78 people, including two police personnel, were killed.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), July 7: A day ahead of former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's death anniversary, authorities have beefed up security in the Valley to prevent terrorists and separatists from observing the day. General J.S. Sandhu, Corps Commander of Srinagar based Chinar Corps, on Friday visited south Kashmir areas to review security situation.

According to reports, more than 20,000 additional troops have been deployed in the Valley to foil the call for protests.

Restrictions have been imposed in many parts of the Valley to maintain law and order, officials said. Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Wani, the chief commander of the notorious Hizbul Mujahidden, who was killed past year and his death sparked violence in the valley.

It is impossible to believe that Burhan Wani has obtained any license to use or be in possession of such weapons seen in his photographs he himself posted on social media with worldwide coverage.




He said that the celebration on the occasion of Pakistan's victory in ICC Champions Trophy by Kashmiris in the valley was a referendum.

Fearing pro-independence protests and demonstrations, the Indian authorities had increased the presence of its armed forces and imposed curfew-like restrictions across the region.

Given the sensitive situation in restive South Kashmir, security is further strengthened and police and other security forces have intensified area domination to prevent assembly of people in Wani's native village in Tral area.

All roadblocks have been removed by the security forces and shops and business establishments, which remain open on Sundays, reopened this morning in Srinagar. "(Mere bas mein hota toh Burhan Wani ko zinda rakhta aur unse dialogue karta)", Soz was quoted as saying by ANI.

Syed Salahuddin's United Jihad Council, an umbrella body of anti-India militants based in Pakistan-held Kashmir, has been incensed by the USA designation, vowing to continue its struggle to liberate Kashmir.

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