Eight people injured during protests at Shopian after militant funeral
Shopian: At least eight people were injured including one critically amid clashes that erupted in South Kashmir on Sunday.
According to reports forces used live ammunition to disperse the protesters. Sources in district Hospital Pulwama confirmed that they have received eight injured.
“Eight injured with bullet and pellets injuries were brought to hospital among them one is critical,” they said.
Massive clashes erupted in Kulgam after Army blocked all the entry points for people trying to have a last glimpse and participate in funeral prayers of Al-Badr commander Zeenat ul Islam.
Locals said that the government forces had laid barricades on roads and even movement through orchards was halted.
Zeenat, a Bachelor in Science, had joined militant ranks in 2008 and was associated with Al-Badr. On Saturday, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman and his associate were killed in a shootout in the Kathpora village in Yaripora. Zeenat-ul-Islam (30) was listed in police records as category A++ militant and carried a bounty of Rs 12.5 lakh on his head.