India hits out at Pakistan for glorifying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani

Paramilitary troopers patrol during a curfew in Srinagar on 8

Paramilitary troopers patrol during a curfew in Srinagar on 8

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.

Normal life resumed in Kashmir today a day after a shutdown was observed on the first anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani, and curfew imposed by authorities in many parts of the valley to thwart rallies and protests. I am a realist and this will take a long time."He added, "We have relied on the military situation too much".

Security forces have been deployed in strength at sensitive places across the Valley to thwart any protests, the officials said.

In the capital Srinagar, tensions are palpable with almost all shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut while the movement of vehicular movement is minimal.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 7: The Janata Dal (United) (JD (U)) on Friday held the congress responsible for the unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

It also said if blocking of the social media sites was not possible, the service providers should shut down their services in Kashmir Valley from 10 pm till further orders.

Curfew was imposed in areas under the jurisdiction of five police stations - Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal - in old city Srinagar. The killing of Burhan triggered a valley-wide uprising.

Thousands of people have been injured, hundreds blinded by riot control pellets and more than one hundred killed in clashes between protesters and the Indian army since security forces killed Burhan Wani on July 8 past year.

"All internet services, including broadband and high- speed mobile internet, have been restored in Kashmir", said an official.

The security apparatus across IHK, especially in the districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam, has been beefed up.

Given the massive unrest triggered previous year due to Wani's killing, authorities have beefed up security to ensure that situation remains under control. Around 100 civilian protesters were killed and, according to hospital records, around 15,000 were wounded; several were permanently blinded by pellet guns used by Indian soldiers on Kashmiri civilians during demonstrations against Wani's death.

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