Amarnath Yatra has been suspended in view of tension due to killing of Jammu and Kashmir’s most wanted guerrilla Burhan Wani by the security forces.
“No yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due to prevailing tension following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani,” a senior police official told IANS in Jammu.
“The situation will be reviewed later. Till then the Amarnath Yatra shall remain suspended.”
Authorities on Saturday suspended mobile internet services in Kashmir Valley to check spreading of rumours by anti-social elements. Besides, the authorities also imposed restriction in the entire district of Pulwama and in the towns of Ananatnag, Shopian, Pulgam and Sopore, officials said here.
In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under seven police stations which include Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud. All school board exams scheduled for the day have been postponed.
Train services from Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal town in Jammu have also been suspended.
Wani, along with two associates, were gunned down by the security forces on Friday. His burial could not take place on Friday as authorities feared a law and order situation.
Scores of people using different mode of conveyance tried to reach the area of gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area and Tral town, to which Wani belonged.
Meanwhile, the separatists including the hardline Syed Ali Geelani, moderate Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Asiya Andrabi, the radical chief of women’s separatist outfit, have called for a valley-wide shutdown to protest Wani’s killing.