Kashmir is on boil after 22 year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with army and Special Operations Group (SOG) in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday evening.  

The government has imposed curfew in several parts of Kashmir and snapped mobile internet services in the state. Rail services have also been suspended. The national highway connecting valley with Jammu has also been closed, leading to the suspension of ongoing Amarnath yatra. 

Despite restrictions, reports said thousands of people are marching towards Wani’s home for his funeral. As soon as the news of Burhan’s killing spread, thousands of people from across the Kashmir valley participated in protests late on Friday night. 

It was also a topic of intense debate on social media with thousands of reactions, including some by prominent personalities like former chief minister Omar Abdullah. 

Some said things would get worse and mourned his killing: 

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