Shopian, January 13: At least eight people are injured including one critically amid clashes that erupted in South Kashmir on Sunday.
According to reports forces use live ammunition to disperse the protesters. Sources in district Hospital Pulwama confirmed to KNO that they have received eight injured.
“Eight injured with bullet and pellets injuries were brought to hospital among them one is critical,” they said. Massive clashes erupted in Kulgam after Army blocked all the entry points for people trying to have last glimpse and participate in funeral prayers of Commander Zeenat ul Islam.
Locals told KNO that the government forces have laid barricaded roads and even movement through orchards is halted. “Clashes erupted between people and government forces as the latter did not allow people to go to Zeenats funeral, “ they said. Reports reaching KNO that Forces opened aerial gunfire to disperse marching people. “Injuries are being reported from various places were clashes were happening,” they said.
A Bachelor in Science, Zeenat-ul-Islam had joined militant ranks in 2008 and was associated with Al-Badr. On Saturday, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman and his associate were were killed in a shootout in the Kathpora village in Yaripora. Zeenat-ul-Islam (30), listed in police records as category A++ militant and carried a bounty of Rs 12.5 lakh on his head.