Security forces bracing for a nervous Friday; One week since Burhan’s Encounter
Srinagar, July 14: The security forces deployed across Kashmir valley are bracing for the nervous Friday even as the state govt has decided to impose strict curfew conditions across the simmering valley. In the cycle of violence at least 36 civilians including a police man was killed while 1500 security personnel and almost equal number of civilians were hurt in endless incidents of stone pelting.
Though Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and central leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have issued separate appeals to the common masses to restore calm in the valley their pleas have gone unheard so far as the valley continues to remain on tenterhooks.
If the situation took ugly turn on Friday and street protests lead to more violence in that case the kashmir valley may be heading towards prolonged cycle of violence in the wake of killing of HM Commander Burhan Wani.
Edgy state administration on Thursday disallowed fresh batch of Amarnath pilgrims from proceeding towards the cave shrine while oil and tankers association in Jammu decided to suspend the oil supplies to kashmir and Leh. Lareg number of them also staged protest demonstrations outside oil depot in Jammu demanding fool proof security for drivers and safe corridor.
President of the oil and tankers association Anan Sharma said, drivers have been receiving threats from local protestors and are scared. he said the tankers have been stranded outside the Srinagar oil depot and the same have not been off loaded. In addition over 100 vehicles are stranded mid way beyond Jawahar Tunnel but have not yet reached Srinagar. He said we have apprised the hardships faced by the drivers and the loss of sense of security among them to the IG, Jammu Danesh Rana.
Sharma warned if drivers were not provided safe passage the supplies to Kashmir valley and Leh would remain suspended for an indefinite period.