One day after Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, the Army has now gunned down another terrorist in the Poonch district of the state, reported news agency ANI. The agency reported that Army stopped another infiltration bid on Sunday. Apart from Sabzar Bhat, another militant Faizaan Muzaffar killed on Saturday. Faizaan, who was 15-year-old dropped out of school to join the Hizbul Mujahideen, according to a report by The Indian Express. The news of Bhat’s death triggered protests in the valley and internet facilities were blocked in the region.
Here are live updates:
3:40 PM: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has called for the immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, reported news agency.
2:50 PM: Army chief Bipin Rawat tells PTI Kashmir needs a composite solution and everybody will have to get involved. He added, “I would have been happy if the protesters were firing weapons at the armed forces instead of throwing stones.”
Army chief Bipin Rawat tells PTI Kashmir needs a composite solution and everybody will have to get involved. He added, “I would have been happy if the protesters were firing weapons at the armed forces instead of throwing stones.”
2:23 PM: “Defying bandh call from various inimical factions, 799 candidates appeared in the common entrance examination held at Pattan and Srinagar today,” an army official was quoted saying by ANI.
2:05 PM: An Army official was quoted saying by PTI, “Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Keran sector yesterday by resorting to unprovoked firing, resulting in death of one army porter and injuries to another”.
1:40 PM: You may also want to watch:
Pakistan provokes again, violates ceasefire in Keran sector. One Army porter died in the incident pic.twitter.com/FmWMs7ysJo
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 28, 2017
1:12 PM: Pakistan Army fired at unarmed Indian civilian porters working in Keran sector, reported news agency ANI. One person has been while another has been reportedly injured.
1:05 PM: “It is sad and tragic that Pakistan is interfering in our internal matters. It’s unfortunate that nothing can be done except to respond in the same way as people who live by the gun has to die by the gun. Pakistan interfering is completely unacceptable but in the same time we must be careful and guard our interest to ensure that they cannot take advantage,” Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid told ANI about Tral encounter.
12:20 PM: According to a report by PTI, restrictions on movement of people under Section 144 CrPc have been imposed in the districts of Budgam and Ganderbal in central Kashmir to maintain law and order.
11:45 AM: “One intruder from PoK successfully killed in a Ambush at about 0230 hours yesterday night on LoC in KG Sector , body of intruder recovered,” said Lt Col Manish Mehta Defense Spokesperson in a statement.
11:25 AM: According to a report by PTI, authorities in Kashmir have imposed curfew-like restrictions in many parts of the valley to maintain law and order in view of the protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat
11:00 AM: “There is domination of our forces along LoC and the international border. All required steps are being taken by the Army to stop infiltration,” Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told DD News after the successful encounter.
10: 45 AM: “In the last 24 hours, 10 heavily armed intruders and terrorists have been successfully eliminated. In an ongoing counter-infiltration operation on the Line of Control in the Rampur sector, a group of 6 armed intruders have been intercepted and eliminated. In another counter-terrorist operation based on specific intelligence generated from local sources in Tral, South Kashmir has so far resulted in killing 2 terrorists,” said a release by the Northern Command on Saturday.