Paying homage to Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani at his first death anniversary, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Wani's martyrdom had exposed the Indian propaganda about foreign interference and proved that the freedom "movement in held Kashmir is indigenous".
Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh expressed resentment over the implementation of GST in J&K and stated that Mehbooba Mufti regime had become an agent of RSS whose live example was implementation of GST in the territory.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said India cannot subdue the call for freedom by using force in India-occupied Kashmir.
The development came after the joint separatist camp, which includes Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), called on the people to march to Tral to pay tribute to Wani, who was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces on this day previous year.
The four South Kashmir districts saw large-scale violence like stone pelting and bandhs for almost six months last year after Wani's killing and the yatra was also badly affected by the unrest last year. His death triggered months of violent street protests in Kashmir that left 100 people, a lot of them civilians, dead. The authorities have deployed over 20,000 additional personnel of paramilitary forces in the Valley.
Mobile and broadband internet services were suspended across Kashmir valley as a precautionary measure as was the Amarnath pilgrimage from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu on Saturday.More news: Dem attorneys general sue DeVos for stalling student loan protections
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"Following direction from police and civil authorities, trains were given a green signal", a Railway official said. "Just like some of these young Kashmiris, these intellectuals are also allowing themselves to be misused for one reason or the other", the official added.
The South Asian rivals have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.
The streets of the main city of Srinagar were deserted on Saturday, with all shops and businesses closed.
Internet services were blocked for more than 12 hours before they were suddenly restored at around 11am on Friday.
A day before he was designated as a global terrorist by the US, Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin called for shutdowns in the Valley on July 8 and July 13, besides announcing week-long protests.
Security has been beefed up in the Valley, especially in south Kashmir districts.