Burhan Wani death anniversary: Clashes erupt in South Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 8 : Clashes erupted between protesters and the government forces in Nowdal village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district as per reports on Sunday as protesters tried to march towards the native village of Burhan Wani to pay tribute to him on his second death anniversary.

There are reports that security forces tried to stop him and in the process fired tear gas at them while protesters resorted to stone-pelting.

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and some other places in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent a protest called by the separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.
Security forces killed Wani and two of his associates in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were placed under house arrest. Muhammad Yasin Malik was taken into preventive custody.

“Restrictions will remain in force in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal police stations in old city Srinagar,” the police said.

“Partial restrictions will remain in areas under the jurisdiction of Kralkhud and Maisuma police stations.”

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