Avowedly a pro-Pakistan supporter and the face of Kashmiri separatist politics Syed Ali Shah Geelani has died at the age of 92.
Geelani had spearheaded the separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir for over three decades.
According to his family members, the separatist leader breathed his last at 10.30 pm following which authorities asked them to bury the body the same night citing precautionary measure as intelligence reports suggested that some anti-national elements may use this incident as a pretext to create a law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley.
In a latest update, soon after Gheelani's demise news, strict curfew-like restrictions were imposed throughout the Valley and Indian troops were too deployed to prevent people from assembling.
All telephonic services were barred including post-paid connections of state-run BSNL. The internet services were also shut down as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours and fake news from circulating.
Yesterday, Anas Haqqani, the Taliban leader and scion of Afghanistan's feared Haqqani Network, has called for an amicable relationship with India and pledged not to interfere in the Kashmir.
"Kashmir is not part of our jurisdiction and interference is against our policy. How can we do against our policy? This is clear we will not interfere," Anas Haqqani had said.
However, in the contrary, cheering on the Afghan victory, Al-Qaida has called upon the global Muslim community to "free" other Muslim land, putting Kashmir on the list of next targets of global jihad.
"Allah! Liberate the Levant, Somalia, Yemen, Kashmir and the rest of the Islamic lands from the clutches of the enemies of Islam," read a letter by Al-Qaida addressed to Taliban.