Terming it as inhumane, Director General of Police S P Vaid said, "The family had not even condoled the death of their loved one properly before such a senseless act instigated by terrorists was perpetrated on them in less than 24 hours."
In the list of the Valley’s 12 most wanted militants, Shah was one of 11 militants in a group photograph uploaded on social media by militant commander Burhan Wani a year before he was killed in July 2016.
The event, meant to promote the central scheme, had photographs of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Mother Teresa and Lata Mangeshker, among others, on the banner as well as Andrabi.
Both father and son were shifted to hospital for treatment. A senior police officer blamed militants for the attack on the family members of SPO and said condition of seven year old boy is critical and doctors are trying to save him.
During her years in government service, Masoodi always paid attention towards women’s empowerment and setting up of libraries was her top priority as she had an opinion that books empower people, especially the younger generation.
The situation on the LoC in North Kashmir's Kupwara district has been volatile for past few months with continuous violation of the ceasefire agreement and shelling from the other side of the border by the Pakistani forces.
Madhav arrived in Srinagar on Thursday on a daylong visit and held meetings with BJP ministers, legislators and prominent party workers. He said coalition between the two parties is working very well and its focus for the next three years is on the state's development.
“There is every possibility that Zeenat-ul-Islam is named successor of Abu Ismail. He is based in south Kashmir and is currently one of the Lashkar’s top commanders in the region,’’ a senior police officer said
Tariq Hammed Karra, the former Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar constituency who joined the Congress after parting ways with the PDP, told The Indian Express that there had been several meetings with party members in New Delhi before the policy group began its visit.
Abu Ismail was mostly active in Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir and came on the radar of the security forces after a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims returning from the Amarnath Yatra was attacked in Anantnag town near Khanbal in July.