Bandipora: After a night long cordon, government forces neutralized two young non-local militants in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Acting on specific information about the presence of some militants, the joint team of army’s 13 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned Gorikhan area of Hajin on Monday night. After night long cordon when search operation was launched, the hiding militants left the village and came in open firing on the government forces, police sources said.
During the encounter, two militants were killed whose identity was not ascertained. Police claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the encounter site. “Two notes of Rs 2000 and some other cash were also recovered from the site.”
Shortly after the death of the two militants hundreds of people especially youth assembled in Hajin Chowk and staged pro freedom protests demanding the bodies of the slain militants.
“Large number of people assembled and staged a massive pro-freedom protest,” witnesses said.
Geelani Pays Tribute To Slain Militants
Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to the slain militants of Hajan encounter and a militant Rayees Ahmad Dar of Kakpora, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani tuesday said that the youth lay their lives to end the age old slavery of their nation, putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honour these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end.
He said that the world forums, who stand witness to our dispute, act as mute spectators, thereby legitimizing and legalizing the brutalities unleashed in this region for the last 70 years.
“These super powers acted to their tall claims, India could not have dared to continue its repression and peace would have been ensured since long. Paying glorious tributes to the martyrs,” Geelani said in a statement.
He said the youth are on the forefront of the movement whether laying their precious lives, or livelihood, or facing the hardships in jails.