Srinagar, May 23 (KGN): Indian forces killed prominent commander, Zakir Musa along with his associate during a gunfight in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district, today.
Zakir Musa was a close associate of renowned slain commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani. The killings triggered anti-India protest demonstrations in Tral and adjoining areas. The identity of the other martyr could not be ascertained, as yet.
As the news about the killing of Zakir Moosa spread, widespread protests were held in different parts of the valley against the killing. Besides various parts of Srinagar, protests were also held in Trehgam village of Kupwara district and Sopora area of Baramulla district. Students of the University of Kashmir also gathered outside Zakoora campus to protest against the killing.
In Rahmoo, Rajpora, Kakapora, Malangpora villages of Pulwama district pro-freedom Taranas are being played inside mosques. Indian troops used brute force and fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters in many areas.
The authorities ordered closure of all schools and colleges across the Kashmir valley, tomorrow. They also announced to impose curfew and other restrictions in the valley tomorrow.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been snapped in the area. The divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered closure of all schools and colleges across the Kashmir division tomorrow on May 24.