Shutdown in Many Parts on Burhan Anniversary

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Srinagar- Many parts of Kashmir on Wednesday observed a shutdown to mark the fourth death anniversary of  Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani,who was killed on this day in 2016.

Shops and business establishments in many areas, including the city and south Kashmir districts, remained closed during the day.

The authorities snapped mobile internet services in four districts of south Kashmir, officials said.

Wani and his two of his associates were killed by state forces in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016, triggering a massive summer agitation in Kashmir which left over 100 people were dead.

A statement attributed to senior separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but termed fake by police, had appeared on social media, calling for a shutdown on Wani’s death anniversary.

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