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.
Sahil is among the growing list of pellet-gun victims in the Kashmir Valley.
The airline, however said all the passengers that were onboard are safe.
The probe has came after the union home ministry sought the magisterial inquiry reports of around two dozen encounters, in which the cops had been recommended for ‘gallantry’ awards.
They raised slogans against BJP and set on fire the effigy of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded action against the officials involved in the killing of Sikh youth in Jammu.
The case, exposed by The Indian Express in 2006, has seen over 150 hearings and examinations of 25 witnesses. Five of the 18 high-profile accused have been acquitted.
What makes the tragedy of the family more grave is that their son is admitted in a ward adjacent to that of the daughter’s.