Pakistan Army chief hails Kashmir militant Burhan Wani

The train services were also suspended on July 7 in view of apprehensions of violence and protests in the Valley.

Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir said the restrictions on movement were some of the strictest they had seen, with some villagers told they would be shot if they left their homes.

He, however, questioned, "We want to ask one question, why did the PDP and BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir give compensation to the family of Burhan Wani".

These forces are in addition to the state police forces and those deployed for anti-militancy duties.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Trehgam area of Kupwara district on the third consecutive day, today, against the brutalities of Indian army and police. The troops are now conducting anti-militancy operations in the hinterland to deny space and time to terrorists to move freely.

Three soldiers were injured in Hajin area of Bandipora district in the morning when militants attacked a patrol vehicle of the army.

Syed Salahuddin's United Jihad Council, an umbrella body of anti-India militants based in Pakistan-held Kashmir, vowed to continue its struggle to liberate Kashmir and called upon Islamabad to support their efforts "militarily". "Many young Kashmiris joined the rebellion after his death".

Over 1.26 lakh yatris have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave since the commencement of the 40-day long yatra from June 29. The Army has positioned two additional battalions on the two routes to the holy cave.

The Congress on Friday distanced itself from the remarks of its leader Saifuddin Soz on Burhan Wani, whom the party dubbed as a terrorist who killed innocent people. The unrest continued for about five months after Wani's death leading to the death of about a 100 civilians.

India slammed Pakistan on Sunday for making a martyr out of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, who was killed on July 8 past year.

The order was issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan to various lease line internet service providers in the Valley.

While the 2G mobile internet services were restored during the night, the high-speed (3G and 4G) internet services were restored this evening.

Authorities had imposed curfew in old city area of Srinagar and in Burhan Wani's native town Tral, while restrictions were also imposed in nearly all the district headquarters in the Valley where the paramilitary CRPF and police in full riot gear patrolled the areas.

  • Joe Gonzales