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Curfew imposed in Kashmir's Tral on Burhan Wani's first death anniversary

Security has been beefed up across valley with large deployment of police and paramilitary personnel to quell any incidents of violence. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2017, 05.44 AM (IST)

Fearing unrest on the eve of first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, authorities clamped curfew in his native town of Tral in Kashmir's Pulwama district.

A number of restrictions have also been imposed on the movement of people, according to PTI.

Wani's father today appealed for peace and harmony in Kashmir on the death anniversary of his son.

"I don't want any untoward incident or killing. I only want peace and harmony." Muzaffar Ahmad Wani said in a video message.

Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces last year. His death sparked protests in the entire Kashmir valley which claimed over a 100 lives .

The separatist camp which includes both the Hurriyat factions and the Yasin Malik-led JKLF has asked people to march towards Tral.

Security has been beefed up across valley with large deployment of police and paramilitary personnel to quell any incidents of violence.

Internet services were shut down on Thursday evening. 

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