‘Serial stone-pelter’ killed in Valley clash

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). He was first arrested during the 2010 unrest, while he was allegedly leading protests against security forces in Pulwama.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: June 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Students throw stones during a clash in Srinagar. (PTI file photo.

A 27-year-old, who was killed during protests near the Kakapora police chowki in Pulwama on Thursday, has been identified as Tauseef Ahmad Wani, a “serial stone pelter” who went by the name ‘Chotta Geelani’.

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). He was first arrested during the 2010 unrest, while he was allegedly leading protests against security forces in Pulwama. He was arrested again last year, during the protests following Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s death, booked under PSA and shifted to Kathua district jail in Jammu. He was only released two months ago.

Locals said Wani used to lead protests in Pulwama and its adjacent localities and alleged that police had marked him out as a target. Police, however, denied the allegation and said Wani was leading a protest near the Kakapora police chowki on Thursday, when he hit by a shell. “He was leading the stone pelters when and a shell hit him. It is not a case of target killing,’’ said a senior police officer.

Dr Shahnaz, who examined him at the Primary Health Centre in Kakapora, said, “He was hit by a shell from close range which led to blood loss.’’ Locals said Wani used to be present at the funeral of every militant or civilian killed in south Kashmir, especially in Pulwama district. “He used to drive an auto rickshaw and occasionally, worked as a JCB driver,” said Mohammad Sahid, his neighbour. Wani was buried at his native village in the afternoon, with residents organising two separate funerals for him.

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    Rakesh Pandit
    Jun 23, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Feed his dead body to dogs. Dont bury this tosif islam. Let him get 72 she-dogs instead of hurri.....
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      Raandawa Mohammad
      Jun 23, 2017 at 10:39 am
      Go to so called Jannat and throw stone at 72 virgins there . Raandwa Mohmmad will bless u !!
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        saurabh bhadauria
        Jun 23, 2017 at 8:55 am
        I hope wani will not get any in jannat.
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          Tru Indian
          Jun 23, 2017 at 8:34 am
          Ramzan is a month to hatch conspiracies and do preparations for upcoming terrorist attacks, basically its a month for terror R D, see Indian Army has dispatched this b.a.s.t.a.r.d to his right place, he use to go to the funeral of other terrorists so army said bro why don't you join the party, Islam is the uniform of terrorists, blood-shed is their prayer, molestation is their time-pass, (as music is haram, don't forget), We Indians have a cold start policy in near future west and east erstwhile porkistan would be taken back by Indian at the mere cost of bullets, till then enjoy the party bro
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            Atul Sapre
            Jun 23, 2017 at 8:53 am
            Killing protestors who are unarmed is a offence. Unless the dacronian legislation of AFSPA is withdrawn justice shall not prevail. The army is caught between Pakistani provocation and the civil administrations utter neglect of legitimate demands. There is little to choose between the Indian and Pakistan states and army
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              Tru Indian
              Jun 23, 2017 at 9:18 am
              You mean to say our army is there for picnic, isn't their precious life under constant threat because of these Namak Haram Kashmiris, better you keep your law book with you, no law stands before barrels, if we fire pellet gun the there is pain in your azz but if they hurl stones on our soldiers then you take side of r Abdulla and his shameless family, see bro your theory holds water in normal times but here in JnK situation is more murky, dirty and against nation so a tailor made approach is need of the time, shoot more stone pelters, ye dil mange more...
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                Rahul
                Jun 23, 2017 at 9:24 am
                Hello libtard fool.. dia is too bad for you...move to porkistan...but be sure to cut and convert before that if you want to be not stripped and lynched on the streets, as they are too tolerant and secular there
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                  Anand
                  Jun 23, 2017 at 9:40 am
                  The security forces did the right thing. They should use only bullets and not pellets. Civil society should take care if human rights activists giving sermons
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                Abdulhaq Syed
                Jun 23, 2017 at 8:10 am
                RIP You are a Shaheed
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                  Tru Indian
                  Jun 23, 2017 at 8:45 am
                  We can make you also a shaheed, Kashmiris are Namak Haram , we would force the out these b.astards, anyways a new strike is in the offerings soon, ab EID ( even their festives sounds like a bomb) tu wahin manana
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                    Sri
                    Jun 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm
                    Kashmiris are Kashmiri Pandits these are Porkis who have infiltrated into Kashmir and have driven out the Pandits and have captured their lands That is why they do not mind destroying that beautiful land that is Kashmir
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                    asit guin
                    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:19 am
                    Why niazee failed to became a Shaheed ? Why he surrendered to Ind0-bangla unified command ? Where kasab had gone after hanging ? Kasab became a terrorist due to poverty only. His father failed to provide him good dress in eid. So he left home and then died in India. What for Pakistan was created in 1947? Was it not told that Muslim poverty will be solved by par ion? Why then, now even, Pakistanis are coming to India for fighting? What the pak govt is doing? In 1971, pak army conducted r pe and m rdr in East Pakistan. How many Bangladeshi are staying in Assam? Bengal? Delhi? Many of them are criminals. Many are poor worker only. What the Bangladesh govt is doing? Why poor people are becoming terrorists in exchange of payment? And then killing and dying?
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                      Rakesh Pandit
                      Jun 23, 2017 at 11:11 am
                      RIP you tosif pig. Hope your dead body will be eaten by pigs your islam loves so much.m
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                      Fck Allah
                      Jun 23, 2017 at 6:54 am
                      Kill his all family members from infant to 100 yr old , all,of them
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                        Fck Allah
                        Jun 23, 2017 at 6:52 am
                        They shud be shot dead by intruding in their houses not just in street, Islam is curse to humanity
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                          Atul Sapre
                          Jun 23, 2017 at 8:55 am
                          All religions including Hinduism are curses (which itself is a religious word)
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                            Fck Allah
                            Jun 23, 2017 at 12:41 pm
                            Exactly gullible people like you are used by Islamists to promote their ideology and destroy all other religions and cultures. You ar dangerous to human race
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                          Vnk
                          Jun 23, 2017 at 6:48 am
                          Supporters of terrorists whether stone pelters , separatists, Abdullah or media reporters deserve this.
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