10:24pm, 9th July, 2016
The encounter of Kashmir militant poster boy BuhanWani is being praised by top officials. However, think tanks and local leaders feel that his death might just be the beginning of something worse.
Following the death of BuhanWani, a militant leader of HizbulMujahideen, thousands gathered for his funeral. More than 20,000 people attended the ceremony on Saturday defying the curfew.
Further there were protests that turned violent in some parts of the valley. According to reports, at least eight protesters were killed by Security forces in the Valley. Including security personnel, more than 90 people have been injured in the clashes.
The protesters have burned police stations; pelted stones and damaged BJP party offices.
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Kashmir cut off from Mobile Internet Services
To control the spreading of rumours, the security forces have suspended the mobile internet services in the area.
Services have been completely suspended in the districts of Ananatnag, Shopian, Pulgam and Sopore. Restrictions have been imposed in certain areas of Srinagar too.
Trains from Baramulla in Kashmir region to Banihal have also been stopped.
Pilgrims Not Allowed For AmarnathYatra
As the situation is unpredictable, pilgrims were not allowed on Saturday to go towards the valley.
Call for Strike in Kashmir
Moderate Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of Hurriyat, has asked people to observe strike on July 10 and 11.
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Thousands of people joined funeral prayers of Burhan who was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon in his native village of Tral. There was no deployment of security forces in Tral and adjoining areas to avoid a confrontation with the people coming to participate in the funeral.
The development of things in the region is not very positive. However, officials and ministers claim they are ready for all eventualities. Sadly, none of these eventualities seem amicable on humanitarian grounds.
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