A resident of Tengpuna village in Pulwama, Wani had 10 FIRs registered against him at various police stations and had twice been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA)
The militants were identified as Gulzar Ahmad Lone alias Ibrahim, Hizbul district commander from Gund Brath village, and Basit Ahmad Mir alias Tahir of Andergam Pattan village. “The militants were asked to surrender but they refused,’’ said a police officer.
An intense combing operation was conducted in the area which resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 and other war-like stores, the officer added.
Pulwama encounter: It began at around 6 pm the previous evening, after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation based on information that there were militants hiding in the area
The official said the search operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained the cordon to stop the militants from escaping.
“The terror threat to the upcoming yatra is a brazen lie and aimed at maligning the freedom movement. Kashmiris are not against any religion or its followers.”
Nirmal Singh said that the separatists were desperate to make their presence felt in Kashmir and added that these actions were not going to benefit them in any manner.
The Sena said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and was blaming jawans for the present situation in Kashmir.
Farooq had congratulated Pakistani cricket team after their victory over India in Champions Trophy final match. He had also congratulated them after they beat England to enter the finals.
Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh visited Dar’s home at Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and offered condolences to the bereaved family. Singh assured his father Abdul Rasheed Dar that the government will take care of the family and provide free education to the children.
The militants fired some shots at the army vehicles in Bijbehara area and fled from the spot, a police official said.
In April last year, the NIT Srinagar campus had witnessed a tense situation as clashed erupted between the local and non-local students
“Think about the day people will be carrying you to your grave and your families crying…think about the moment,’’ the officer wrote.
“Congress Party demands that BJP should tell the nation about five concrete steps that they have taken towards bringing peace and prosperity to improve the situation in Jammu and Kashmir”.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief said it was only in a democracy like India that people could put their divergent views out in the public domain.