The Mehbooba Mufti government faced what has widely been called her "worst crisis" on the evening of July 10, when a militant attack left seven Amarnath yatris dead and 19 injured. The attack was first seen as the beginning of the final countdown to the imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, where protests and crackdowns have been the order of the day since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander 22-year-old Burhan Wani on July 8th last year.