2 J&K ter­ror­ists killed; 11 hurt in fu­neral fir­ing

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE - Saleem Pan­dit

Srinagar: Two ter­ror­ists — Al-Badr’s dreaded com­man­der Zeenat-ul Is­lam and his as­so­ci­ate, Sha­keel Ah­mad Dar — were killed on Satur­day evening in an en­counter with se­cu­rity forces in south Kash­mir’s Kul­gam dis­trict.

On Sun­day, dur­ing Zeenat’s fu­neral at Su­gan vil­lage of Shopian dis­trict, se­cu­rity forces opened fire on ‘mourn­ers’ who tried to forcibly en­ter the area after break­ing bar­ri­cades. At least 11 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a girl, were in­jured in the fir­ing, po­lice said.

At 5.30pm on Satur­day, the Army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF per­son­nel launched a cor­do­nand-search op­er­a­tion in Kul­gam’s Kat­a­pora when mil­i­tants started fir­ing on them. The forces re­tal­i­ated, lead­ing to a gun­fight in which the two ter­ror­ists, both from Shopian, were killed.

Later, a gov­ern­ment state­ment said the on­go­ing process would be sus­pended and a fresh course would be­gin after in­cor­po­rat­ing the 10% ad­di­tional quota.

How­ever, the 10% quota would not be ap­pli­ca­ble in cases where the process of re­cruit­ment — like writ­ten, oral, com­puter pro­fi­ciency or pre­lim­i­nary tests — had be­gun be­fore Jan­uary 14.

A ter­ror­ist fires at the fu­neral of an Al-Badr com­man­der in J&KShilpy.Arora

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