Lashkar posters against ‘pro-India elements’ surface in Batamaloo

SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) posters asking people to ostracise pro-India people appeared in Batamaloo locality of Srinagar on Thursday morning. There have been unrelenting protests and clashes in Batamaloo area since the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. On Monday evening, a teenager Yasir Ahmad Sheikh was shot dead by government forces in the area.
The Lashkar poster read: “We appeal (to) people to socially boycott the pro-India elements (NC, PDP workers) particularly the family of sub-inspector Touseef Ahmad. The boycott will continue till pro-India people publicly announce their resignation from their respective posts or publicly apologise to the people at the spots where incidents (of killings, firings, etc) took place.”
The sub-inspector mentioned in the poster, Touseef Ahmad, is accused of firing “indiscriminate” pellets at a peaceful procession in Anantnag last week. The LeT warned of “serious repercussions” if the police officer “is allowed to set his foot in Batamaloo”.

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