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Curfew imposed in Tral on eve of Burhan Wani anniversary

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Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the eve of death anniversary of slain militant commander Burhan Wani.

Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength across the town to prevent rallies marking the second death anniversary of Wani. All entry points to the town have been sealed by the forces to enforce the curfew.

Curfew was announced in the town early morning by the authorities over the public address systems. Residents who had come out of their homes to fetch milk and bread were asked to go back.

The 22-year-old Hizb commander was killed in an encounter on July 8, 2016 along with two of his associates in Bomdooru village of Kokernag in Anantnag district. His death had triggered an uprising in the Valley.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown across the valley and a public meeting tomorrow in Tral, Wani’s hometown.

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