Khrew remains shut over militants’ killing for 3rd day

Srinagar: Khrew area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district observed a complete shutdown for the third consecutive day on Tuesday against the killing of two Pakistan militants.
Shops and other commercial establishments in Khrew and its adjoining areas including Pampore, Ladhoo and Androosa remained closed while public transport was off in these areas with roads presenting a deserted look, reports said.
On Sunday, two Laskhar-e-Toiba militants attacked the residence of ruling National Conference (NC) youth leader, Yawar Massodi in Khrew area of Pampore town, killing two cops. The two militants were also killed after a brief exchange of fire with army and Special Operation Group (SOG) in a nearby mustard field.
Soon after the killing of the militants, spontaneous shutdown was observed in the area, where hundreds of people took to streets and held pro-freedom demonstrations. Shouting slogans, the protesters hailing from three different villages were demanding the bodies of slain militants. Later, the bodies of the duo were buried at Martyrs’ Graveyard Androosa after police handed over the bodies to villagers. Hundreds of people had attended the funeral of the slain militants.