New Delhi, July 8: In a bid to avoid untoward incidents, on the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, unprecedented security measures have been put in place in parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. “Restrictions have been imposed in Tral township, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, and in the Nowhatta and Maisuma police station areas of Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir,” a police official informed.Also Read - As India Detects Cases of Omicron Variant, States Issue Stern Guidelines For Travellers | Check SOPs Here

Earlier on Friday, to ensure peace, authorities placed two senior separatist leaders under detention in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer and Yasin Malik called for a shutdown in the Valley to remember Wani. While Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence, JKLF leader Yasin Malik was taken into preventive custody and shifted to a police station. Also Read - Gunfight Breaks Out Between Security Forces And Terrorists In Pulwama

On July 5, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba had reviewed the security situation in the Kashmir valley. The trio arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday and discussed security situation with Governor N N Vohra.

Burhan Wani, a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir, was killed in a gunfight in Kokarnag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.

Widespread protests erupted in the Kashmir valley after Wani’s death. Kashmir Valley was placed under curfew for consecutive 53 days and it was lifted from all parts on August 31, 2016. However, the unrest continued for about five months after Wani’s death in which 78 people, including two police personnel, were killed.