Jammu: Curfew was imposed in Kashmir Valley on Sunday after eleven people were killed on Saturday in clashes between security forces and protesters over killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Muzaffar Wani. As massive protests broke out in Kashmir over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander.
Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Asgar Hussain Samoon told reporters that curfew has been imposed in the entire valley from midnight to maintain law and order. He also appealed to the people to help authorities maintain peace.
Additional Director General (CID) S.M. Sahai and Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Syed Javid Mujtaba Gilani said that the violent mob on Saturday burnt four police stations, two minority police pickets and office of the tehsildar. The top police officers said three policemen were missing and 96 security personnel have been injured in Saturday's clashes.
The number of civilian protesters injured is said to be at least 200 which include those suffered bullet, tear smoke and pellet injuries. Wani was buried in his native Shariefabad (Tral) village on Saturday where nearly 40,000 people gathered defying curfew restrictions to attend his funeral prayers.
Violence erupted spontaneously in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam and later spread to other districts in the valley after security forces killed top Hizbul commander Burhan Wani and two of his associates in Bamdoora (Kokarnag) village of Anantnag district on Friday. The separatists have called for a valley-wide shutdown till Monday against Wani's killing.