Shopian: To express solidarity with the families of the three officers killed in the Kokernag encounter, scores of people in south Kashmir's Shopian and Pulwama districts held a candlelight march on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a Colonel of the Rashtriya Rifles, an Army Major, and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in an encounter in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
At around 6:30 pm, scores of people including the municipal councillors from Municipal Council Shopian led by its Chairman Subash Koul, members of civil society, traders, and government officials took out a candlelight march from Jamia Masjid to Gole Chowk.
The protesters denounced the attack and expressed solidarity with the families of the fallen officers.
A similar march was taken out in Pulwama town and the participants paid rich tributes to the officers killed in the line of duty.