Massive protests erupted in and around Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir on Wednesday after a militant was killed in a shootout with government forces.
Witnesses said that people took to streets in Bijbehara, Kanelwan, Bewoora and Srigufwara area after the news of death of Basit Rasool spread in the area.
Basit Rasool was a resident of Marhama village of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.
A police official said that Basit was killed in a gunfight in Bevoora-Hadigam village of Dachnipora belt of Bijbehara.
Family sources said that Basit was pursuing B Tech from Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) before joining militant ranks four months ago.