Killing of 2 militants: Tral observes shutdown

Killing of 2 militants: Tral observes shutdown

Hundreds of people from different villages assembled, held protests and raised pro-freedom slogans

Amid complete shutdown, protests were held here in many villages today against the killing of two local Hizb militants by forces in a gunfight on Tuesday.

Reports said massive overnight protests rocked Tral area especially Handoora and the native villages of the slain militants.

Hundreds of people from different villages assembled, held protests and raised pro-freedom slogans.

The slain militant Sheeraz Ahmad of Awrigund was laid to rest late Tuesday night in his native village.

However, the protests continued in the area for the whole day today amid complete shutdown.

Protests continued in Handoora also for the whole night and the slain local militant, Abid Khan was laid to rest this morning amid pro-freedom slogans.

“Earlier a protest march was carried out in Handoora which was led by many Hurriyat leaders including Zafar Akbar Bhat who later addressed the mourning people,” reports said.

Soon after the burial, protests erupted again in the area.

A complete shutdown was also observed in Tral town and all the interior areas where shops were closed and public transport was completely off the roads. However, partial movement of private vehicles, most of them heading to the said villages, was seen on Tral roads.

Pertinently, an Army colonel, a constable and two militants died, while two other personnel were injured in a gunfight at Handoora here in south Kashmir yesterday.