Curfew will be in place in all 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, to prevent protests or any form of violence from ensuing in the state on the occasion of Bakr-Eid. Drones and helicopters will be used for surveillance to maintain order in the Valley, ANI reported. BSNL broadband services have also been suspended in Kashmir, and only BSNL voice calling facilities will function.
The security measures were announced as the state enters the 66th day of unrest since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. The encounter had triggered statewide protests, the handling of which by the state and central governments was widely criticised. The Indian Army on Friday deployed soldiers in the four districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam, which were worst hit by clashes between civilians and security personnel.