India criticises Pak for glorifying militant Wani

Ray Weaver
July 10, 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir government has heightened security across the state ahead of former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's first death anniversary on July 8.

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.

Seven people have been killed in the volatile region of Kashmir when India and Pakistan engaged in cross-border shelling. They said the troops also abuse family members especially the womenfolk on finding family pictures stored in cellphones.

Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on July 8 a year ago.

Authorities had imposed curfew in three towns - Shopian and Tral in south Kashmir and Trehgam in north - while strict restrictions were enforced elsewhere in the Valley yesterday.

Almost 100 people died in the months that followed and many more sustained serious eye injuries from the pellet guns used by government forces to quell the protests.

Internet services on both mobile and fixed landline remained suspended for the second day while broadband speed was curbed.

Witnesses and reports said hundreds of mourners are also visiting the grave of Burhan Wani to offer "fateh khwani" while locals have made special arrangements to provide food and other essentials to the visitors.

Sources said more than 200 additional companies of central forces have already arrived in the Valley to ensure there is no trouble this time.

He went on to add that while Indians are safe in Kashmir, Kashmiris are not safe in India.

Over 21,000 security personnel deployed for yatra duty were today deployed for law and order duty in south Kashmir and other parts of the Valley, a police official said. It is a kind of soft-war that they are carrying out against the agencies and supporting the terrorists who are getting more and more belligerent with every passing day.

"Every step will be taken as per requirement and the situation will be reviewed on day-to-day basis", he said. According to the protest programme, a complete strike will be observed tomorrow 8 and on July 13, to also pay tributes to the July 13 martyrs who were killed by the Dogra Army soldiers outside the royal jail in the year 1931.

Other reports by Insurance News

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