Shopian deputy commission Yasin Choudhary told The Indian Express that the militants fired shots in the air to disperse locals and labourers loading the truck and took the vehicle a short distance away before killing the driver and setting the truck on fire.
“There is a permanence to the change in the status of the state and the people post August 5. Silence, humiliation, resentment, anger and protest in the nature of self-imposed curfews has been the reaction so far. It hasn’t manifested in violence. So far,” said an official.
Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Anantnag, told The Sunday Express that most suffered minor injuries and were discharged immediately while one person was referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment.
The government informed a single-judge bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey of the same. A subsequent order by the court read, “In that view of the matter, the petition does not survive, therefore, is disposed of as settled.”