Killing of Hizbul militant sparks protests in Kashmir

Killing of Hizbul militant sparks protests in Kashmir

Killing of Hizbul militant sparks protests in Kashmir

"Thousands of people continue to throng the native village of Dawood Sheikh, resulting in back to back eight funeral processions", locals said.

20-year-old Dawood, according to a police officer, was a senior commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and was active from past three years.

Superintendent of Police Kulgam Mumtaz Ahmad said that Dawood was killed in the initial round of gunfire between the militants and security forces.

"Special Operations Group of police and Rashtriya Rifles of army is engaged in the encounter". All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani, paying rich tributes to martyr Dawood Ahmad Sheikh said that Indian stubbornness was claiming precious lives in the occupied territory.

Eyewitnesses said that people defied restrictions and rushed to Qaimou to participate in funeral prayers of the slain militants.

The killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen militant on Sunday evening in an encounter sparked a spontaneous shutdown and street protests in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday.

He said security forces resorted to teargas shelling and also used pellet guns after a mob indulged in stone-pelting on the deployments. All the three terrorists were holed up in a house by the security forces and were killed in the crossfire. They were neutralised in south Kashmir district, which has emerged as the new flesh point between counterinsurgency grid and militants.

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