Kashmir burst into a conflagration following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in a brief encounter in Kokernag, Anantnag district. So far, more than 1500 people have suffered injuries and around 30 protesters have lost their lives after the forces fired at them. There has been a complete telecommunication and internet blockade in most parts of south Kashmir since Friday. It is a time of mourning in the state, and one of simmering anger as well.
More than a lakh of mourners participated in the funeral of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in his hometown of Tral, south Kashmir.
Protests erupted all across the Valley as soon as news emerged about the 22-year-old militant leader's death.
This forest check-post in Khanabal area of Anantnag district was torched by an agitated mob after police tried to stop mourners who were trying to march towards Tral town.
Paramilitary, CRPF and police forces are enforcing one of the strictest curfews that south Kashmir has seen in recent times.
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW NEWS
Hospital staff in Anantnag's district hospital are struggling to cope with the steady stream of casualties – hundreds of them – since Saturday. Many people have suffered bullet wounds and injuries from pellets.
Many local youth are volunteering at hospitals to assist medics and large numbers are donating
A distraught mother weeps as her son is taken away in an ambulance to Srinagar for specialized treatment.