Hizbul Plans Recruitment Drive On Burhan Wani Death Anniversary

Widespread curfew across Indian administered Kashmir on account of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

Widespread curfew across Indian administered Kashmir on account of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

Strict security arrangements have been made in Kashmir valley to ward off protests called by separatists to mark the anniversary of Burhan Wani's killing by Indian security forces on April 8 past year.

Soz was further quoted by ANI as saying, "I would have made him (Wani) understand that a bridge of friendship between Pakistan, Kashmir and India can be built and he could be useful in that".

Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh expressed resentment over the implementation of GST in J&K and stated that Mehbooba Mufti regime had become an agent of RSS whose live example was implementation of GST in the territory.

Siddiqui said they were held in various jails and were being released as a "goodwill gesture" by the Pakistan government.

Disputed Kashmir has seen an explosion of protests against Indian rule since government forces shot and killed militant Burhan Wani a year ago.

All the entry points in four volatile districts of south Kashmir - Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian - were sealed by the security personnel to prevent people from visiting the Tral, the native place of Burhan, to pay homage to the slain Hizb commander.

Last summer's street protests left 100 people dead, majority civilians, as locals regularly clashed with security forces.

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Although the Vandenberg Gate remains closed, " the base is otherwise returning to normal operations ", officials added. Bedford police said they are aware of the ongoing incident but there is "no danger to the community at this time".

Thousands of troops have fanned out across Indian-administered Kashmir, where authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off all internet services after separatist leaders called for a week of demonstrations.

There were reports of many motorbikes at police stations after they were confiscated to prevent people from moving around.

A complete shutdown was also being observed in Trehgam in Kupwara on the third consecutive day against the alleged high handedness of police. Hashtags like #TeamBurhan and #HangKulbhushan have several thousand hits in Kashmir region, and trolls propagate the idea that India is spreading terrorism in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, authorities today restored mobile and broadband Internet services in Kashmir, two days after the facilities were snapped in view of apprehensions of law and order problems on the death anniversary of Hizbul "commander" Wani.

All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road.

Burhan's killing, which sparked violnet unrest across the Valley, spawned a "new-age militancy" with young, educated Kashmiris joining terror outfits.