“Our people can back this great movement of Bahrain and Kashmir within the World of Islam,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Police used teargas to disperse crowds after locals resorted to stone-pelting in Anantnag.
“I firmly believe that this festival that celebrates humanity & goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley,” Union Minister Rajnath Singh said. Singh recently visited Kashmir in the backdrop of disturbances in the valley.
On Saturday, militants attacked CRPF (Central Reserved Police Force) personnel deployed on road opening duty on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, which is close to the school in Pantha chowk. The militants then took refuge inside the school premises.
Nowhatta mob lynching: “We have asked central forces to show restrain since they (protestors) are our own people but for how long forces can show restrain. This should not be seen as our weakness,” Hansraj Ahir said describing lynching of Pandith as “barbaric.”
Nowhatta mob lynching: The incident happened at around 12 am. Police reinforcements were rushed to the area to restore normalcy. The police officer was identified as Deputy Superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith. Three people were injured in the firing.
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.