Protests against the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on Friday, led to violence in Kashmir on Saturday. Wani was shot dead along with two other militants by security forces and police in Bumdoora village, 85 km south of Srinagar.Violence erupts in Kashmir, mob attacks BJP office in Kulgam
Protesters attacked police posts, security personnel and BJP office in Kulgam. Groups of youths pelted stones at police posts and police stations at Bandipora, Qazigund and Larnoo in Anantnag district, a police official said. The separatists leaders called for shutdown in Kashmir over Wani’s killing and mobile internet services was suspended.04.35 pm: The death toll has risen to five, 3 in Anantnag district and 2 in Kulgam district.
04.20 pm: Separatist leaders in Kashmir extend strike call for two more days, reports The Indian Express
04.05 pm: At least four people were killed and more than thirty people injured in the clashes which erupted across Kashmir valley, The Indian Express reports
03.55 pm: Operators say about 20 buses stranded on Pahalgam-Srinagar highway, tweets Indian Express reporter
03.45 pm: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that the killing of Wani must be seen as the government’s zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism, and described it to be a big breakthrough on the part of the security forces.
03.30 pm: Union Minister Jitendra Singh praised the security forces and said all sections of society must come together in the fight against terrorism, regardless of their political ideology. “The fight against terrorism is universal and it has to be fought collectively and all sections of society regardless of their ideology must come together and unitedly fight it,” he said.
03.15 pm: One person was killed and several others were injured during the clashes, reports ANI.
03.00 pm: A total of 25 people from different parts have been admitted to SMHS of which 5 are serious, said hospital authorities.
2.45 pm: Reacting to the death of Wani, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Burhan Wani was a terrorist and one who inflicts terror has to die some day.” The former minister also added that “a terrorist is a terrorist and there is no point mourning death of such a person.” (READ FULL STORY)
2.30 pm: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and said that Wani had become an ‘icon’ for the disaffected community after his death. (READ FULL STORY)Kashmir on boil after face of new militancy, Burhan Wani, is shot dead: Protests erupted across Kashmir on Friday after Burhan Wani, the 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander who was tagged as the poster boy on social media of militancy in the Valley, was shot dead along with two other militants by security forces and police in Bumdoora village, 85 km south of Srinagar. (READ FULL STORY)
The worry: What Burhan Wani’s death could give life to- On the surface, the killing of most wanted Burhan Muzaffar Wani in a joint operation by J&K police and Rashtriya Rifles in Kokernag today is a shot in the arm for the security establishment. But given the current ferment in the Valley, this watershed in the new phase of militancy may set off a new, more volatile phase. (READ FULL 5 killed, more than 30 injured in violence over killing of Burhan Wani