Clashes erupted in Heff area of Southern Kashmir’s Shopian District after Government Forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that the CASO was launched following a specific input about th presence of militants in the area.
The Entry and the exit points to the village have been sealed as Government forces start Search Operation in the area.
However as soon as the operation was launched the youth came out on the streets to disrupt the operation.
The Government forces fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.
The Search Operation was launched when the report was being filed.
Pertinently Heff is the home village of the Militant Commander, Sadam padder.
A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district to mourn the killing of three local Militants.
The Transport is off the roads while educational institutes, oil stations, Business establishments have shut down for the second consecutive day.
Shutdown is being observed for the third consecutive day in the area.
Pertinently three militants had been killed in a Gunfight with Government troops on Monday, they were identified as Zahid Ahmad Mir, Irfan Abdullah and Asif Ahmad Paul.
Thousands of people including women reached Ganopora in shopian area of South Kashmir to offer the funeral of Hizb Boy Zahid Ahmed.
Men and women raised Pro Islam and Pro Freedom slogans in the funeral amidst tears and emotions.
Zahid, the Slain Militant was a lonely brother to four sisters and was a teacher at a local school, Greenland School before he joined militancy ranks.
Zahid, a resident of Ganopora aged 24 had joined militant ranks the last year.
Zahid was killed in an encounter with Government Forces on Monday along with two other Hizb boys in Shopian.
Meanwhile the Shopian and Pulwama districts of Southern Kashmir are observing a complete shutdown to mourn the killings of three local militants.
Mobile internet services have also been suspended temporarily in both the two Districts.
Reports reaching The Kashmiriyat said that two rounds of funeral prayers have been offered and more people are rushing to Ganopora.
An encounter has broken out in Shopian between government forces and militants in Gatipora village of south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Police sources said that the encounter broke out at Gatipora soon after area was cordoned off by 44 RR, SOG Shopian and 14 bn crpf after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants in the area.
He added that three militants are believed to be trapped.
5: 05 pm: The First Militant has been killed by the Government Forces, 2 More Militants believed to be trapped.
5: 10: More Troopers Rushed to the spot as heavy exchange of Gunfire continues.
5: 17: Unconfirmed reports suggest that Hizb Militant Zahid has been killed.
5: 30: Second Militant has been killed by Government Forces, Two More engaged in the Gun Fight, Operation Continues.
5: 35: Mayhem in and around Ganopora ,the hometown of Zahid, People rushing towards the encounter site.
5: 38: Internet Services including 2G, 3G and 4G to be barred in Shopian and Pulwama, Officials said.
6: 15: Two Indian Army Men Injured In Ongoing Encounter At Gatipora Keller in Shopian.
6: 28: Third Militant Killed in the ongoing encounter
Unconfirmed Identities Zahid Ganawpora Shopian, Asif Kathhalan Shopian and Irfan Abdullah Heff Shopian.
Continuing its efforts to curb the violation of traffic norms, a team of Motor vehicle Department (MVD) led by ARTO Shopian Er Abdul Majid Bhat, today established check points at different locations of the district Shopian.
During the checking many Motorcyclists were found without helmet. A fine of Rs 43700.
Under Motor Vehicles Department rules was collected from the violators besides the Challan of 147 Motorcycles.