University Professor Among 10 Killed in India-administered Kashmir

  • University Professor Among 10 Killed in India-administered Kashmir

University Professor Among 10 Killed in India-administered Kashmir

Reports have emerged that the academic turned terrorist made his last call to family and spoke to his father before getting killed.

"Five terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen were neutralised during an encounter at Badigam village in Shopian", a police spokesman said.

Ahmed said intermittent clashes between protesters and government forces continued all day in Narbal during the shutdown to protest the weekend killings.

A Kashmiri man injured in earlier clashes died in hospital on Tuesday, setting off the new battles.

But the situation remained tense as at least a dozen anti-India protesters were injured in fresh street clashes on Monday in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

The killing of Bhat, a resident of Ganderbal, is set to create ripples in Srinagar especially in student community, which has been protesting frequently over the killings for past two months now.

Mobile internet services remained suspended in all south Kashmir districts since Sunday i n addition to Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the north of the valley.

"On the basis of information (received), we conducted a cordon-and-search operation and killed the five militants".

"It sounds very depressing to note that our state is losing young lives to the unending cycle of violence, who could otherwise be utilised for a positive contribution to the state". "It has brought to the fore the stark fact that the gun, either that of a militant or that of security forces, is no solution..."

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the deaths of civilians "depressing" and called for "political intervention". "A police party stationed there detained him and lodged him at Nigeen police station", said a Hurriyat leader. "We have run out of essential medicines, there are no more ambulances", he said.

Five civilians were also shot dead by the government forces on Sunday in district Shopian.

The Jammu & Kashmir director general of police, Shesh Paul Vaid, confirmed Paddar and Bhat's killing, and identified the other three militants killed as Tauseef Sheikh, Bilal Mohund and Adil Malik.

"The civilian killings are fallout of wrong policies adopted by both the state and central government".

Shops and schools shut across the Kashmir valley following a protest call by separatists opposed to Indian rule.

"Government has been misleading the world by portraying that problems in Kashmir are a result of unemployment and lack of opportunities for the youth".