In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on Saturday to commemorate the first martyrdom anniversary of popular youth freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the anniversary is being observed with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of martyrs till success of the struggle for liberation of Kashmir.

Today's strike is part of a weeklong protest called by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Meanwhile curfew and other restrictions have been put in the held valley and over 20,000 additional troops have been deployed to check pedestrian and vehicular movement.

All roads leading to Tral, the hometown of Burhan Wani, has been completely sealed warning people not to venture out from their houses to join protest rallies.

Police raided Burhan Wani's home in Sharifabad area of the town and harassed the inmates. All these measures have been taken to thwart a big rally scheduled in the town, today.

Protest rallies will also be held at all district headquarters and elsewhere in the world where Kashmiris are residing.

Mobile and Internet services are also suspended in the occupied area.

Burhan Wani, along with two other associates, was killed by Indian troops during a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district last year.

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