SRINAGAR: Indian troops martyred freedom fighter Zakir Musa along with his associate during a gunfight on Friday in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district in occupied Kashmir.
Zakir Musa was a close aide of martyred 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 Musa 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 anthems were played inside mosques. Indian troops used brute force and fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters in many areas.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been snapped in the area. The divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered the closure of all schools and colleges across the Kashmir division.