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Pakistan PM, Army chief pay tribute to Burhan Wani on death anniversary

Burhan Wani’s martyrdom infused new spirit in Kashmir freedom movement

Sharif in a message on the first death anniversary of Wani's killing said that India can not suppress the voice of the people of Kashmir through use of brute force.

The leaders appeal people to launch Kashmir awareness campaign on social media on July 11.

The violence occurred as protesters clashed with police in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where the authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off all Internet services after separatist leaders called for a week of demonstrations.

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and other curfew-like restrictions have also been imposed in Srinagar and several other districts of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Wani's death anniversary.

In parts of south Kashmir - the epicentre of the renewed insurgency - villagers began intervening in anti-militant raids, throwing stones at government forces to create a distraction and give the rebels a chance to flee.

Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the JKLF led by Yasin Malik asked supporters to march to Tral in Pulwama district to pay tributes to Burhan Wani today.

"India's occupation of Kashmir is not accepted by the people of the valley", said the premier, and added that India should learn from history.

The rest of the valley faces restrictions on movement, J&K police has said, according to PTI.

SRINAGAR, India Residents in Indian-controlled Kashmir clashed with government forces Saturday as they defied a stringent curfew on the anniversary of the killing of a charismatic rebel leader whose death triggered open defiance against Indian rule.

In view of the first anniversary of slain Hizb commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the Joint Resistance Leadership Tuesday issued six days long protest programme. "We should understand the pain of Kashmiris".

In addition, all Internet service providers have been told to block social media sites since Thursday, schools, and colleges have been given a 10-day summer break and separatists have been placed under house arrest. I would have made him understand that a bridge of friendship between pakistan, Kashmir and India can be built and he could also be useful in that.

Escorted by the CRPF, the pilgrims consisting of 1,748 men, 401 women and 97 sadhus and sadhvis left in 75 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps of Amarnath cave shrine this morning, officials said.