Government imposed restrictions in this south Kashmir township on Sunday, a day before the third death anniversary of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
“The security forces imposed restrictions for outsiders in Tral, the home town of Burhan Wani. However, there were no restrictions for the local people,” said a witness.
Security forces led by Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Army’s Rashtriya Rifles sealed all the entry and exit points leading towards Tral.
Security forces personnel were stationed at sensitive spots including Eidgah, Pinglish, Dardsara and Nowdal roads connecting Awantipora. The Security forces also set an armoured vehicle near the grave of Burhan at Eidgah and sealed the road towards his residence in Shariefabad. “There are strict orders from the government that no one enters the Eidgah on Monday,” said a policeman near Eidgah.
“We have received the orders to stay alert to thwart any militant attack or mob violence. There are only restrictions for outsiders and people of Tral can move freely,” said a police officer, wishing not to be named. Meanwhile, authorities on Sunday morning suspended mobile Internet service in Awantipora, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian police districts.