Srinagar: A strict curfew has been clamped down in Kashmir on Sunday to crush the protests mourning the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in Kashmir.
In Srinagar’s downtown area, barricades and loops of razor wires have been laid across roads to prevent movement of people.
Pro-freedom slogans and songs are blaring out from many mosques in the city. Clashes erupted in Bandipora. Amid a complete shutdown, severe clashes are also going on at cement bridge in north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Palhalan. Curfew has been imposed in old Sopore.
Among scores of injured admitted in hospitals across the Valley, five wounded people have succumbed to the their wounds since last night. With these deaths, toll has reached 17.
Medical Superintendent SHMS Hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told Kashmir Reader that three injured people from south Kashmir died late last night. A fresh inmate from Pulwama brought to the hospital on Sunday morning also succumbed, he said adding “six more injured are critical”.
SKIMS Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Jan said an injured Mashooq Ahmad of Qazingund died last night.