Mobile services suspended to prevent untoward incidents in J&K

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Published on: 9 July 2016 7:54 AM GMT
Mobile services suspended to prevent untoward incidents in J&K
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Srinagar: To prevent any untoward incident in Jammu and Kashmir, after the death of the state’s most wanted Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the mobile internet and train services from Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal town have been suspended by the authorities in the Kashmir valley.

The move was made in a bid to prevent anti-social elements from spreading rumours.

The authorities have also suspended the Amarnath Yatra for the same reason.

Curfew-like situation prevails in the entire district of Pulwama and in towns of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulgam and Sopore while all school board exams scheduled for the day have been postponed.

Who was Burhan Wani:

  • Burhan Wani, was a resident of south Kashmir's Tral, and was an emerging face of militancy in Kashmir.
  • He left home in 2010, days ahead of his Class 10 examination, when he was just 15 years old, to join the Hizbul Mujahideen and became the Poster Boy of the terror group for wooing Kashmiri youths to militancy.

Hizbul commander was tech-savy:

According to the sources, Wani was reportedly a tech-savy and used to lure educated men through videos that he circulated on social media. His efforts made him drew young toppers also.

Valley-wide shut down after Wani’s death:

Following the commander’s death the separatists including the hardliner Syed Ali Geelani, moderate Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Asiya Andrabi, the radical chief of women's separatist outfit, have called for a valley-wide shutdown to protest Wani's killing.

Sources said that Geelani, Mirwaiz and Yasin Malik were kept under house arrest.

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