Burhan Wani encounter: Eight killed, 50 injured in clashes in Kashmir

While congratulating the Indian security forces for the shooting down of the dreaded terrorist, Pandit requested the government not to hand over his body to his family, warning that it may inspire many more Wanis.

The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday following law and order situation in areas along its route. The youth was shifted to a hospital but he succumbed to injuries on the way, a police official said.

In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under seven police stations which include Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud.

On Friday, self-styled commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani and two other terrorists were killed in an encounter in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Though the yatra will continue from Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir, the pilgrims would be advised to stay put at these camps till further advisory on their movement is issued, he said.

Mobile internet across Kashmir has been suspended while mobile call services have been restricted in south Kashmir.

According to the officials, the mobs also burned down a police station in south Kashmir and attacked private and public vehicles on the highway.

Violent protestors attacked police posts, security personnel and BJP office in Kulgam.

Stone pelting incidents were also reported from Sheeri, Kreeri, Delina, Pattan and Palhalan areas of north Kashmir Baramulla district, the official said, adding Barsoo and Shariefabad in Awantipora area of south Kashmir also saw violent protests.

After separatist leaders asked people to march to southern Tral town for Wani's funeral on Saturday, police warned that only local residents would be allowed to participate.

Indian police described Wani's killing as a "major success against militants in Kashmir", where the majority of people are Muslim and sympathetic to the rebels.

Reports coming from Tral said that tens of thousands of people area present while more are on way to Tral.

Reports also said several separatist leaders were placed under house arrest, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik. Similar clashes erupted at Magam, where people gathered to offer "Nimaz Jinazah" (funeral prayers in absentia).

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