Mobile Internet Services have been suspended in South Kashmir's Islamabad (Anantnag) following the encounter that started in Kokernag area of the same district.
The encounter is still on and 3-4 local militants are believed to be trapped.
Internet Services have also been suspended in the Kulgam District of South Kashmir.
"We have received orders to shut internet including 2G, 3G and 4G as a preventive measure," a telecom Official told The Kashmiriyat.
A Militant identified as Mohd Furhan Wani s/o Gh Mohd Wani has been killed in the Kokernag Encounter in Islamabad
Farhan a resident of resident of Wangund, Khudwani was Active since 13 Jun 17.
A Gunfight had started in Pahlipora, Larnoo area of Kokernag in Southern Kashmir on Tuesday morning between Militants and Government forces.
Official sources told The Kashmiriyat that a search operation had been launched by Government forces including 19RR of Indian Army in the area when militants fired on the army party triggering an encounter.
Larnoo, 20 Kilometers away from Islamabad Main Township has been sealed by the Government forces following the encounter.
Local sources told The Kashmiriyat that at least 3-4 Militants are trapped in the area and all of them are likely locals.
Initial reports suggest that Ashraf Khan, the District commander of Hizb for Islamabad (Anantnag) District is trapped along with two militants.
Ashraf Khan who is a resident of Tangpawa village in Kokernag is one of the oldest surviving militants in the Kashmir valley and is currently serving as the District commander of Militant outfit, Hizb Ul Mujahideen for Islamabad ( Anantnag ).
In the past few months, massive Cordon And Search operations have been launched to trap the militant commander who as per sources was a close associate of popular LeT commander, Bashir Lashkar.
A Heavy exchange of fire was going on when this report was being filed.
9: 30 am: The Army has sealed the entry and the exit points to the village.
9:46: More troopers from 156BN of CRPF and SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police are being rushed to the encounter site.
10:10: Mobile Internet Services have been suspended in Islamabad & Kulgam.
10: 17: The Militants reportedly have escaped to the nearby forest area, however the forces are following them in there, Ashraf Khan is believed to be injured.
10: 26: Mohd Furhan Wani s/o Gh Mohd Wani has been killed so far.
10:39: The Government forces have intensified the search operations as militants are believed to be injured and trapped there.
11:00: Choppers have been pushed into service to find the militants reportedly hiding in the nearby forest.
11:20: Another militant has been killed, however his identity has not been confirmed as of yet.
Frequent traffic jams at main chowk Islamabad (Anantnag) is causing immense problems for transporters and commuters mainly on the Sangam Pulwama road.
Transporters say that shopkeepers have occupied parts of roads that has became the main reason behind the regular traffic jam.
They added that some people are parking vehicles on roads who come for shopping or other business activities park their vehicles on sangam Pulwama road which is very narrow becomes cause of traffic jam.
Vehicles often get stuck in jams due to which passengers have to take much longer time to reach theirs destinations, local said.
They added that Sometimes even the ambulances are caught and stuck in the traffic jams for hours posing risk to the patients' life.
The employees, students are also facing acute problems due to the traffic jams, they said.
We hardly see any traffic cop in the town. It is the local youth and the drivers who voluntarily manage the traffic during peak hours, Mudasir Ahmad Mir a local driver said.
Locals said that there is heavy rush on Sangam Pulwama road as this road is connecting dozens villages of Pulwama and shopian district to national highway, however road is very narrow and authorities must widen the road.
They also urged concerned authorities to act against the violators so that they can get rid of this issue.
On contacting duty officer Sangam Mr Shahmeem Ahmed Malik, he said I will look into the matter and assured that action will be taken against the violators.
Unidentified robbers decamped with an automated teller machine (ATM) of State Bank of India (SBI) in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir's Islamabad district.
The robbers broke the ATM at Arwani crossing of Bijbehara area during intervening night, said a police official.
They made off with the machine, he said, adding that the amount of cash in it was not immediately known.
A case was registered in this regard and further investigations i going on, said the police official.
When Will you hear the Cries of Wailing Kashmiri Mothers?: Mirwaiz Yasir asks International CommunityFriday, 22 December 2017 13:03 Written by The Kashmiriyat
The Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir addressing people at historical Jamia Masjid of Islamabad called the recent killings as outrageous. The Mirwaiz Said that Kashmir has been converted into a virtual jail and people are being killed day in and day out.
"Laws like AFSPA are surely a problem, but without AFSPA also the troops kill and hunt," Mirwaiz said. It is visible from the fact, that enquiry has been ordered into all the incidents but the enquiries and investigations yield nothing, Mirwaiz said. Mirwaiz said the troops are witch hunting Kashmiris and on the other side are beating the drums of peace and talks. "People in Kashmir have grown doubtful to the entire process of dialogue and now it is tough to contain the ground situation which is drifting away from the hands of India," Mirwaiz Yasir said.
Mirwaiz welcomed the support of International Community on the Jerusalem Issue and said Turkey and other Muslim Nations played a Key role in showing their dissent against U.S and Israel. He said the International Community has to wake up for the plight of Kashmiris who are being slaughtered day in and day out, thrown into prisons and blinded every day. Mirwaiz said that the brutal use pellet gun continues till date even though it has come under criticism from International community and Human Rights groups. He said now is the time for the international players to listen to the genuine plight of Kashmiri people.
Mirwaiz condemned the unabated arrests that the State has been making throughout Kashmir. He said that Youth from South to North have been arrested and are being booked under Public Safety Act and exiled from home. He said the arrests cannot stop anything as the sentiment has grown and transited into a new generation and shall henceforth transit into the next one and till the dawn of Freedom the struggle shall continue.
He also demanded the release of Political Prisoners including Sarjan Barkati and others and aid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Shopian and Kupwara.
The residents of Dialgam area in South Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) on Wednesday held a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) for failing to provide scheduled electricity in the area.
The Locals raising anti PDD slogans assembled on the main road and demanded the immediate restoration of scheduled power supply to the area.
“We demand that the authorities should look into the matter and solve the problem of hide and seek of electricity in the area,” a local told ‘The Kashmiriyat.’
Stone throwing in the main town of Islamabad (Anantnag) on Friday.
According to Eyewitnesses the protesters hurled stones on the troopers deployed in the area at Achabal Adda in Islamabad.
The troopers chased away the protesters.
Some Shopkeepers also downed their shutters.
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday installed Criminal and crime tracking network system (CCTNS) in police station Mattan in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.
Deputy Inspector General of police South Kashmir Range Swyam Prakash Pani, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said the project will make police more assessable, transparent and citizen-friendly.
He said the CCTNS is a mission mode project under the national E-Governance plan of government of India.
Besides Mattan, the CCTNS Project were installed in seven other police stations in Anantnag district which will help all the citizens in getting the police services online and knowing the case status , Pani said.