Shutdown was observed in many parts of Kashmir on the fourth death anniversary of militant commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir in 2016.
The shutdown was observed despite that the J&K Police on Tuesday registered a case under stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and for public mischief under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) claiming that the strike call by Syed Ali Geelani was fake as per his family sources.
In Srinagar, shops mostly remained shut. The private traffic, however, plied normally. The attendance of employees in government offices was not affected due to the shutdown.
In south Kashmir, a complete shutdown was observed and security was strengthened to avert any protest on the death anniversary of Wani.
In Tral — the home of Wani — security forces did not take chances. They imposed restrictions in some areas to stop public movement, a local resident said.
The low-speed mobile Internet was also suspended in south Kashmir as a precautionary measure.
A partial shutdown was observed in some parts of north Kashmir, sources said.
A senior police officer said the situation remained peaceful during the entire day.
The 22-year-old Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani, the poster boy of Kashmir’s new-age militancy, was killed along with his two associates in a gunfight with forces on July 8, 2016, in Anantnag district. His killing had triggered a five-month-long unrest in Kashmir that left nearly 80 people dead.