Kheer Bhawani shrine, located about 25 kilometres from Srinagar, witness the gathering of devotees of various faiths every year on this occasion to offer prayers to the Goddess Ragnya Devi.
The CCTV’s cameras have been installed at strategic points in and around the Srinagar jail premises.
Officials said that unidentified gunmen fired at two policemen at Bagh-e-Ali Mardan around 200 meters away from the Zadibal police station.
An unidentified militant was killed in Kupwara district where the operation is still continuing, an army official said.
On Saturday, Kher praised the NIT students for protesting against those who allegedly raised anti-India slogans after the MS Dhoni-led side’s defeat in the World T20 semi-final.
I have made it clear that this is not a demand worth raising, let alone hearing it. I have told them this demand is out of line, said Nirmal Singh.
Protests against execution also erupted in other parts of the valley, like central Kashmir’s Budgam district which has a sizeable Shia population.
The Kashmir Valley is witnessing intense cold with Chillai Kalan, the 40-day period of extreme cold, having commenced earlier this week
The slain militant Irshad Ghanie, a resident of Kakapora of Pulwama about 40 kms south of in Srinagar, was wanted for killing of eight Army men in Hyderpora in June 2013.
Police said that the boy had picked a live grenade from Gania Mollah locality where an encounter had taken place between security forces and militants on Wednesday.
The residents, who blocked the main roads in dozens of localities in and around Jamia Masjid, in the wee hours accused police of high-handedness during the raids.
Protesters also clashed with the police in which one youth was injured. Locals allege that youth received a bullet injury that was fired by the police.
This is the first time when posters of Burhan Wani were displayed in the old city.
Police officials said that two grenades were hurled at Aircel and Vodafone offices in Karanagar.
Police said Mohammad Yaqoob Malla 40 who was elected Sarpanch of Pahalpora village was attacked by the unidentified gunmen in Shopian market this afternoon.