Srinagar, November 27: Indian forces killed four more youth in Kulgam and Pulwama districts, today, raising the death toll to 21 since Friday.
During cordon and search operations and gunfights the troops killed three youth at Redwani in Kulgam and one in Tral area of Pulwama, today. An 80-year old woman died of suffocation during the teargas firing by forces in Shopian.
One Indian soldier was killed and two others were injured in a gunfight in Kulgam.
The killings triggered protests in Redwani and adjoining areas. Several people were injured when Indian forces fired pellets and teargas shells on the mourners. The authorities snapped the mobile internet services in the district while train service remained suspended.
Spontaneous shutdown was observed in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district against the killings in Kulgam and Pulwama. The shopkeepers downed their shutters and the public transport went off the roads.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a slain youth, Shakir Hassan Dar in Tral.The mourners raised pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.