Kashmir update: Curfew imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government has clamped curfew in several parts of Srinagar on Monday to prevent escalation of protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Police made announcement over public address system telling residents to stay inside their houses.

So far, 23 protestors mainly youth have been killed and scores injured by the government forces in retaliation for their protest over Burhan’s killing.  Scores of wounded patients are admitted in Kashmir’s hospitals with the tertiary care SHMS Hospital declaring medical emergency by putting routine surgeries on hold.

On Sunday, five people were shot dead during fresh protests in Srinagar and South Kashmir taking the toll to 23. A policeman was also pushed into Jhelum river by a group of protestors at Sangam,  government said.