A massive search operation has been launched in over a dozen villages of Shopian after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Official sources said 34 RR, 14th Bn CRPF and Shopian police launched cordon and search operation after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
As per sources the villages which are under cordon including Kachdora, Chakoo, Batapur, Abahatu, Budur, landoora, Garhind, Muradpur, Bamun, Tongrikol, Mantribuk, Harmain and it's adjacent areas.
Shopian district is considered to be the second hot belt of militancy where more than 30 local militants are active
Pertinently in 2017, about nine such massive search operations were launched by forces in South kashmir mainly in Shopian district, however all of them ended peacefully.
Door to door search operation is going on.
Protests erupted in Keller area of Shopian district after army allegedly beated students at government higher secondary school Keller.
Sources said that patrolling party of Army were stoned near higher secondary school Keller after which they barged into the premises of higher secondary school Keller and beated some students ruthlessly and took identity cards of some students along with them as well.
Reports said that one student got injured in forces action and he has been hospitalised.
Sources said soon after the news spread the area, locals along with students took to streets and started protesting against the alleged high handedness of the forces.
Protests were going on when last reports came in.
Braving chilly weather conditions, Hundreds of people joined night-long prayers on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani Gous-ul-Azam in pinjura where the minimum temperature was about five degree Celsius.
Special night-long prayers were organised in shrines and other religious places in the valley.
People from all corners of South Kashmir flocked to Pinjura in Shopian and prayed the entire night here, Special prayers were held for peace and prosperity in Kashmir, Eyewitnesses told The Kashmiriyat.
The devotes have the glimpse of "Holy Tabrokaats", including holy Relic of Hazrat Gous after Fajr (morning) prayers and the process will continue throughout the day after prayers.
Large number of vendors in pinjura particularly selling 'Halva paratha' and other eatables.
However, the main congregation was held in the shrine of Hazrat Gous-ul-Azam at Khanyar in the downtown city, where thousands of devotees, including women and children, from different parts of the valley participated in the night-long prayers despite chilly weather condition.
While fresh snowfall on Pir Panjal hampered the snow clearance work on Mughal Road it has been closed for the last 16 days.
Mughal road, which links the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for traffic on December 10 evening after a heavy snowfall.
Cold wave continued in Kashmir as the night temperature stayed several degrees below the freezing point.
Day temperatures were also below normal forcing people to stay indoors.
Cordon and search operation has been launched by government forces in Wangam village of South kashmirs Shopian district.
Official sources said that 34 RR and Shopian police launched search operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Sources said that large number of forces have been deployed in the area and door to door search operation is going on.