Anger in South Kashmir over the charred bodies of young militants killed in encounter

About 20 km south of Srinagar, in the eastern part of the Pulwama district, is the Tehsil Kakapora deceptively serene. Large expanses of oscillating paddy fields on both sides of streets provide no indication of agitation in the region.

Kakapora is considered dangerous. Last week, travelers from Srinagar stopped in almost all major towns en route to Kakapora and discouraged to continue.

On the night of June 21, three militants suspected of operating with Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed during a meeting in Kakapora. In the demonstrations that followed, a civilian, Tawseef Hussain Wani, 22, was killed.

Now, region anger blurs in both civilian murder because the bodies of the three local activists were charred beyond recognition after security forces burned the house where the militants were closed.

“Tawseef was a good boy,” said Iqbal Ashiq, a resident of Kakapora. “I know the police say it’s a chronic stone of the foot, but I see a child who is not unhappy. But, if a stone peloteur, it is not supposed to be dead.

The Kashmir valley has been turbulent for almost a year after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani at a meeting on 8 July has sparked widespread protests and state repression.

Around 9 pm, June 21, a hundred security personnel who have moved quietly to a two-story house in the new Kakapora colony. A joint team of 50 Rashtriya Army Special Operations Group Rifles and the Central Force Reserve Force led the operation, with the help of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

New Cologne is a densely populated town in a region of other forms of mansion points in the middle of farmland.

A narrow path, wide enough to fit a person well integrated at the same time, leading to the courtyard of the house where the militants were blocked. Neighbors say the house belonged to Abdul Ahmad Bhat and his brother, who runs a pharmaceutical company in Srinagar.

According to security force tweets, they have received information that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were hiding in the house. The quoted IANS news agency said on Wednesday an unidentified official that security forces were in “hidden heavy auto-activists” and “shots were returned.”

At the meeting, which lasted about six hours, security forces killed three militants and announced that three weapons – two AK-47 assault rifles and one pistol – were recovered. The militants were identified as Shakir Ahmad Gagjoo, 17, Majid Mir, 20, and Irshad Ahmad.

While security forces often use homes where militants are hiding the fact that the families of the dead militants were transferred to charred bodies provoked an increase in the sentiments of the region.

“My son had guns, the army had guns,” said Bashir’s father Ahmad Shakir Ahmad Gagjoo Gagjoo. “So I see that they could fight, I do not understand the burning of bodies.

He added that this was the most Islamic thing we can do for Muslims.