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Burhan anniversary: Clashes erupt in Nawdal village of Tral

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Clashes erupted between protesters and the government forces in Nowdal village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

Reports said that youth tried to march towards the native village of Burhan Wani to pay tribute to him on his second death anniversary. However, police and paramilitary personnel deployed in strength in the area prevented their march, triggering clashes.

CRPF troopers fired tear gas to disperse the protesters who pelted them with stones.

Fearing pro-Burhan protests, the authorities imposed curfew in Tral – native area of the slain militant commander – on the second consecutive day.

Restrictions were imposed on the movement of people in the rest of the valley to prevent pro-Burhan rallies.

Burhan Wani, commander of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed along with two associates Sartaj Ahmad and Pervez Ahmad in a gunfight in Bemdoor a village of Kokernag in Islamabad district in South Kashmir.

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