Shopian shuts to mourn militant killings

Shopian shuts to mourn militant killings
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Shopian, Nov 21: People in south Kashmir’s Shopian observed a complete shutdown against the killing of four militants.
Reports said that all the shops and other business establishments including schools remained closed in the district and traffic also remained off the roads.
An eyewitness said that people from different walks of life visited the families of slain militants, all from Shopian, to offer condolences to the bereaved families. The four slain militants were identified as Inam-ul-Haq, a resident of Motjan Shopian, Mehraj-u-din, a resident of Drawnee village of Shopian, Abid Nazi, A resident of Padapora village of Shopia, and Basharat Nengroo, a resident of Chotigam village of Shopian district.
Apart from the four slain militants, a Para commando was also killed and two others sustained injuries during an encounter between the militants and a joint team of Police army, police and SoG, in Nadigam village of district Shopian, in south Kashmir.
Following the killing of four militants, the people mostly youth took to streets near the gunfight site at Nadigam and its adjoining areas. The police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area used tear smoke shells, pellets and some live ammunition to disperse the protesters resulting in injuries to a number of people, including three girls.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was also observed in Achabal Anantnag against the killing of senior separatist leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat District President Anantnag Hafeezullah Mir. Mir was killed by unknown gunmen at his native Bhadro Achabal village.