Amarnath yatra suspended, Kashmir tense over Burhan Wani's killingJust In

July 09, 2016 15:28
Amarnath yatra suspended, Kashmir tense over Burhan Wani's killing

The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended by the authorities to avoid any possible tensions in Kashmir Valley after the  killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces.

The authorities imposed the Curfew in parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar city. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed off to traffic, and trains connecting Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal town in Jammu were suspended.

Jammu deputy commissioner, Simrandeep Singh, who is also the nodal officer of the Yatra in Jammu, said that, “As a precautionary measure, we did not allow any batch from Bhagwati Nagar base camp this morning. Around 1,700 pilgrims are in the base camp.”

"Restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in six police station areas of Srinagar city, most parts of Pulwama district and Anantnag town in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order," a senior government official said.

"A group of youths also started pelting stones towards the camps of security forces who have not retaliated to the provocation so far," he said.

Also Read: Amarnath Yatra, 2016


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Amarnath Yatra  Kashmir Valley  Burhan Wani