Pakistan PM pays tribute to Hizbul militant Wani on his death anniversary

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Pakistan PM pays tribute to Hizbul militant Wani on his death anniversary

A senior police official said curfew was imposed in Tral, the native town of killed terrorist Burhan Wani, as a precautionary measure to maintain peace in the valley.

Troops laid steel barricades and coiled razor wire on roads and intersections to cut off neighborhoods as authorities anticipated widespread protests.

Burhan Wani is credited with reviving the image of militancy in Muslim-majority Indian-administered Kashmir, becoming a figurehead for young people.

The Chairman of United Jihad Council, Sayed Salahuddin addressing the participants of the rally, paid tributes to Burhan Wani, and said that his martyrdom united the people of Kashmir. The focus was shifted to North Kashmir and people like me pumped military forces there, and this created a situation for the youth in South Kashmir to take up arms."Mr. Soz said activists need to stop being "stone-pelters" and "misguided youth", and their political voices must be heard". His killing by Indian police forces caused months of unrest in the valley which is at the heart of the territorial dispute between India and Pakistan.

The concerns of the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Government have augmented as the annual Amaranth Yatra is going on in the state.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) IHK Munir Ahmad Khan in an order directed lease line Internet service providers to block all social media sites via lease lines from 10:00pm on Thursday night.

Clashes between government forces and protesters erupted in Arigam area of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district Saturday on former militant commander Burhan Wani's first death anniversary.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday reiterated Pakistan's moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people and called upon the worldwide community to honour its commitment for early resolution of the issue. It said it had lodged an official protest with the Indian envoy.

In different parts of Kashmir valley, rallies were organised while prayers were also held to mark the first death anniversary of Wani. Mobile internet services are also likely to be suspended. Villagers who had learned to hide any sympathy they felt for fighters now speak of them openly with reverence and warmth and also engage in deadly clashes with government forces during their counterinsurgency operations. The mountainous region is home to dozens of armed groups fighting for independence or a merger with Pakistan.

The clampdown has only fueled greater resentment against India in the Muslim majority region.

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