Srinagar: Clashes amid curfews and shutdowns continued in Kashmir Valley on Saturday, leaving about 12 people injured. Among them are three residents including a woman shot at by security forces during a protest at Imam Sahib in southern Shopian, police and hospital sources said.
Protests and clashes were reported also from Janglat Mandi in Anantnag town and Rawalpora in Srinagar. Some other parts the Valley also witnesses small rallies and processions in the evening but their intensity compared to Friday’s happenings was “very low”, the official sources said.
A report from southern Kulgam said that hundreds of people, many of them riding on motorbikes, after defying security restrictions marched along the town streets and also went through neighbouring villages.
Meanwhile, the BJP has contradicted J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, that the security forces did not know Hizb-ul-Mujahedin commander Burhan Wani was among the three militants hiding in a private house at Kokernag in southern Anantnag beforehand and that had they known about it they may have given him “a second chance” in the July 8 encounter in which the trio was killed.
Terming Wani’s killing as a success, J&K BJP chief Sat Sharma said identity of the terrorist doesn’t matter in such operations. "They knew who was inside and they undertook their job after taking everything into consideration...without information,” he said....