Thousands of people have been injured, hundreds blinded by riot control pellets and more than one hundred killed in clashes between protesters and the Indian army since security forces killed Burhan Wani on July 8 previous year.
Indian Police on Thursday told internet service providers in held Kashmir to completely suspend services till further orders in lightof the first death anniversary of separatist leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani this weekend.
Since he was killed amid a rise in violence and separatist sentiment across the Jammu and Kashmir state, which has been at the centre of an intense struggle between India and Pakistan for decades, it resulted in numerous protests against Indian rule in the disputed region.
An Indian paramilitary force officer watches as a Kashmiri woman along with her child walks past a barbed-wire road checkpoint set up by Indian security forces in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 7, 2017.
"His martyrdom made the worldwide community and world powers that they could no longer condone the grave human rights violations by the Indian forces", the prime minister said.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Wani a "martyr", following criticism from India for glorifying him. Look the way they have imposed strict restrictions all around to prevent people from observing his death anniversary... The situation across the Valley remained tensed for nearly six months previous year, resulting in the death of around 100 civilians and three security men.
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Police fired tear gas in at least four places where protesters attempted to march in the streets.
Despite this protests were reported from different parts of the Valley. Train service has also been stopped amid fears that protests may erupt.
While, the Pakistani media appear with glorifying stories of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, who lead the team of terrorists to create problems among the Kashmiri people.
As per the protest programme of the Hurriyat, shutdown has been called for shutdown on two days only on July 8 and 13 on the first anniversary of Burhan Wani. Hashtags like #TeamBurhan and #HangKulbhushan have several thousand hits in Kashmir region, and trolls propagate the idea that India is spreading terrorism in Pakistan.
Local terrorist organization like the Hizbul Mujahideen refrain from attacking the yatra as more than one lakh Kashmiris earn their livelihood from the month-long event.