Srinagar: Complete shutdown was observed in Wagoora and adjacent areas in Baramulla district, today, to mourn the killing of a youth Shafat Hussain by Indian troops in Budgam.
Shafat Hussain was killed in a gunfight with troops in Arizal area of Badgam district, yesterday.
All shops and business establishments are closed in Wagoora – the native village of Shafat Hussain Wani – and other adjoining areas, while public transport is off the roads.
People staged forceful demonstrations after Indian troops and police launched a cordon and search operation in Sajadabad Chattabal area of Srinagar, today. The forces’ personnel fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes in the area.
Indian forces also launched a search operation in Kachdora area of Shopian district following an attack on a police petrol party by unidentified gunmen. The troops arrested a youth during searches in Hajin area of Bandipora district.
People staged protests in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, Chara-e-Sharif town and Nowshera area of Rajouri against the anti-people policies of the puppet regime.