Srinagar:Restrictions in seven police stations of Srinagar city and several other parts of Kashmir valley amid shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) paralyzed normal life on Sunday.
Joint Resistance leadership had called for shutdown and Tral chalo on the eve of second death anniversary of top slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and against the killing of three civilians in army firing in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district last Saturday.
Reports said law enforcing authorities had imposed restrictions in seven police stations of Srinagar city and several other parts of Kashmir valley to prevent protests and pro-freedom rallies on the eve of second death anniversary of top slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani.
Despite restrictions students took out a protest rally in the premises of Kashmir University and funeral prayers in absentia for the slain Kulgam civilians were offered in several areas of Srinagar city. The mobile services snapped on Saturday evening continued to remain suspended today and the train services in valley also didn’t resume for the second consecutive day today.
Restrictions, shutdown cripples normal life in valley on Burhan’s second death anniversary while DGP said that Situation remained by and large peaceful across valley.
The examinations scheduled to be held by the universities and several examining bodies were already postponed. The passenger traffic was off the roads, the shops and business establishments were shut all over valley. The roads and streets wore a deserted look as people preferred to stay indoors as the angered youth had erected road blockades in main Srinagar city and almost all major towns of Kashmir valley.
It may be mentioned here that Joint Resistance Leadership had called for Tral chalo on the eve of second death anniversary of Burhan Wani the top slain Hizb commander was killed by government forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 08 in the year 2016.
On his 2nd death anniversary Burhan Wani was remembered across LOC and rich tributes were paid to him.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP), SP Vaid told that the situation across Kashmir remained by and large peaceful as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in valley. DGP said “the government had already taken preventive measures to maintain peace and order in all parts of Kashmir valley and the situation remained by and large peaceful. No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Kashmir valley.”