Complete shutdown in Pulwama, Tral and other areas
According to Kashmir Media Service, troops martyred the youth, Liyaqat Ahmed Wani and Wajid-ul-Islam during a cordon and search operation in Tikken area of the district.
Later, thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of the martyred youth in their native Bellow and Babhar areas in the district amidst pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The occupation authorities had suspended internet services in the district and ordered suspension of classes in Government Degree College, Pulwama.
Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani says India’s unrealistic approach towards Kashmir dispute is the main cause of bloodshed in the occupied territory.
Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Democratic Freedom Party and the Chairman of United Jihad Council, Syed Salahuddin, in their statements also paid homage to the martyred youth.
Meanwhile, students of Central University of Kashmir in Nowgam staged a protest march in Srinagar, today to press demand for release of their fellow students arrested by the Indian police.
In Brussels, Kashmiri representative and the Chairperson of International Muslim Women’s Union, Shamim Shawl, addressing a seminar highlighted the plight of the widows and half-widows of occupied Kashmir.