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Curfew, arrests ahead of Burhan Wani’s second martyrdom anniversary

SRINAGAR -UNS – Indian authorities have imposed curfew in Tral town of Pulwama district on Saturday on the eve of the second martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, to prevent a march towards his native town, tomorrow.

Burhan Wani was killed along with his two associates by the Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on July 8, 2016.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a march towards Tral town where a public meeting will be held to pay tributes to Burhan Wani and other martyrs of the 2016 mass uprising triggered by his extrajudicial killing. The leadership has also asked people to observe complete shutdown and civil curfew on the day.

Locals told media that curfew was imposed early morning and was announced on public address systems. They said that the occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Tral and its adjoining areas while all entry and exit points of the town have been sealed.

The occupation authorities have also made heavy deployments of the Indian troops and police personnel in Srinagar and all other major towns to prevent the Tral march and stop people from holding anti-India demonstrations.

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