First death anniversary of Burhan Wani today

SRINAGAR: The first death anniversary of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is being observed in both parts of Kashmir today (Saturday). India cut off all internet services, imposed a curfew and deploys thousands of troops in Occupied Kashmir for the anniversary of the death of popular Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani.

Burhan Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen best known for appearing on social media in military fatigues to urge young people to join the fight against Indian forces, was killed in southern Kashmir on July 8 last year.

Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in Held Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain Kashmiri leader a day before the anniversary of his killing by the army, which had fuelled further unrest across the Himalayan region.