During the clashes, 11 people including three policemen were injured. Groups of youths pelted stones at police posts and police stations at Bandipora, Qazigund and Larnoo in Anantnag district, a police official said.
Stone pelting incidents were also reported from Sheeri, Kreeri, Delina, Pattan and Palhalan areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.
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Amid the violent protests, reports suggest that five people were killed and more than 50 injured in the Valley, marking one the worst days of street violence in the state.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General (DG), K Durga Prasad said that the Amarnath Yatra is suspended for now and shall remain suspended till further orders.
He also said that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all devotees. He added that ‘additional’ measures have been taken by the forces so that no mishappening can take place.
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In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under seven police stations which include Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud. All school board exams scheduled for the day have been postponed.
Wani, along with two associates, were gunned down by the security forces on July 8.