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6 things happening in the Valley after Burhan Wani's death

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 July 2016, 10:35 IST

Burhan Muzaffar Wani, commander of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir on 8 July.

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The killing of Burhan, son of a headmaster, was described by the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K Rajendra as a major success for security forces as Burhan was allegedly instrumental in brainwashing several local boys to take up arms.

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It is being termed as a major setback to the militancy in J&K. From Separatists calling for a state-wide bandh to curfew being imposed, here's what's happening in the Valley after Burhan Wani's death:

Separatists call for J&K shutdown

While paying their tributes to Burhan Muzaffar Wani, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi have called for a complete state-wide shutdown on Saturday and appealed to people to participate in his funeral prayers in large numbers.

Geelani also appealed to the people to hold funeral prayers in absentia for Wani at their respective places if they could not reach Tral.

Amarnath Yatra suspended

Following the death of the Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, the Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for a day. The pilgrims' administration has, however, informed that security arrangements are being made and were willing to cooperate in the current situation.

School board exams postponed

Under the prevailing situation, the school board exams scheduled to be held today have been postponed. The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) made the announcement on 8 July.

Curfew imposed in Srinagar

Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar and several other parts of Kashmir. There have also been reports of several army posts being attacked and clashes between security forces and protestors. Additional security forces have been deployed in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the current situation.

Mobile internet services suspended

Government officials have suspended mobile internet services for a day across the valley, reportedly as a precautionary measure.

Rail service suspended

The authorities suspend train services in Kashmir for security reasons after the separatist organisations called for a general strike in protest against the death of Burhan Wani.

--With Agency inputs

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First published: 9 July 2016, 10:35 IST