Jammu and Kashmir is bracing up for tough times. The Intelligence Bureau has advised the security forces to be on ‘very high’ alert as July 8 will mark the completion of 1 year since Burhan Wani died in an encounter.
The separatists in Kashmir have started making preparations to observe July 8 in a big way. They would be joined by the terrorists too. These persons will look to trigger off violence in a big way, the IB states. They would also plan attacks to protest the decision by the US to designate Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.
Salahuddin has directed his men to visit the homes of terrorists killed in encounters and ask them to take part in a series of rallies to be held starting from the first week of July.
Following the warning by the Intelligence Bureau, the authorities have declared a 10 day break for educational institutions starting July 6. Further there would be curfews and prohibitory orders imposed in most parts of Kashmir. A curfew would be clamped in Srinagar as well from July 7 onwards. The decision on how to long to extend it would be taken depending on the situation on the ground.
Internet and mobile services are also likely to be cut-off from July 7 onwards. A decision on whether to snap the services earlier would depend again on the prevailing situation, a security official posted in the state informed.