Clashes Erupt in Pulwama After Funeral of Militant’s Brother

May 23

Intense clashes have erupted in Naira and many other areas of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday morning after the funeral of a brother of slain Hizb ul Mujahideen Militant, Irfan Ahmed Sheikh.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that clashes erupted in various parts of the district over the mysterious killing of Zahoor Ahmad sheikh whose dead was recovered Government girls higher secondary institute In Pulwama’s Naira area on Thursday morning.

A Police official upon being contacted confirmed the incident and said that they re verifying the details, He said that they received a call from locals that a dead body had been found in the area, the Police reached the spot and later the body was identified as that of Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh.

Thousands of people amid rain participated in his funeral at his native in Pulwama district of South Kashmir, however after the funeral was over, hundreds of youth hit the streets and pelted stone on Forces deployed in the area who retaliated with tear smoke shelling.

The clashes were going on when this report was filed, Mobile internet services have been snapped in the area.