In view of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary, J-K Police orders blocking of social media sites

The block on sites is on apprehension of misuse of internet services by anti-national elements causing deterioration in law and order situation, as reported by ANI. The order will continue until further notice.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 6:21 pm
Al-Qaeda, Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda india, Al Qaeda kashmir, burhan wani, hizbul, hizbul mujahideen, hizbul commander, kashmir valley, kashmir protests, kashmir violence, AQIS, kashmir, jammu kashmir, terrorism, kashmir news, india news File Photo of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani (R), who was killed during an encounter at Kokarnag area of Anantnag District of South Kashmir on Friday. (Source: PTI Photo)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday ordered blocking of all social media websites on lease line in Kashmir from 10 pm tonight. The blocking of sites is on the apprehension of misuse of internet services by anti-national elements causing deterioration in law and order situation, as reported by ANI.

The order will continue until further notice.  It is being assumed that the blocking of social media sites is being done in view of the death anniversary of Hizbul militant commander Burhan Wani. Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces on July 8, 2016.

Earlier, at least 21,000 additional central paramilitary forces were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for the security of Amarnath yatra ahead of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary. “We are well prepared to handle any situation in Kashmir. We have sent 214 companies of central forces to control any situation which may arise on July 8 and during Amarnath yatra,” Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters, according to PTI.

These forces are in addition to the state police forces and those deployed for anti-militancy duties. Four districts of Jammu and Kashmir– Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag — have been on the boil since the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant in an encounter with security forces on July 8, 2016. Over 80 young men from these areas had taken to arms since the encounter, official sources from the state had said earlier.

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    ISRAR KHAN
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    ok if you think kashmiri's are with india so remove your arm forces and make a polling then you know the reality . i m a kashmiri i hate india i dont want india in my beautiful and peaceful kashmir, regarding pakistan india also involve internally to make terrisiom in pak so shame on you ...
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      ISRAR KHAN
      Jul 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm
      SHAME ON INDIAN GOVT AND SPECIALLY #MOODI SARKAR FOR DOING SUCH ACTS IN J KASHMIR
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        Shafted mohammed
        Jul 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm
        Kitni barsi manaoge jab har terrorist Marne wala hai.
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          Shafted mohammed
          Jul 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm
          Kit I varsity manaoge jab har terrorist mane wala hai.
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            A kashmiri
            Jul 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm
            Burhan vani is not what kashmiris want. These a00hole$ pak ist an has runined my kashmir. they themselve are vicitim of terror but have not learned lesson. they are so mean they want to spread terror in kashmir. no shame these pa kistanis they killed 200 children and they are making my peacefull kashmir a hell. stop this pakis tan. Their army and officials are super duper rich their kids learn in amrica and poor people suffer in pak and kasjmir. go to h ell pas ksitan
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              ISRAR KHAN
              Jul 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm
              beaing a kashmiri i only want freedom its basic right for kashmiri's so indian armed forces and civil representative shame on all to making my homeland a prisin inshallah! very soon ve shall free from this terreroism of ind army . shame on you also.......
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