Restrictions imposed in Kakpora to scuttle anti-India demonstrations

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: Restrictions have been imposed in Kakpora and a few parts of this south Kashmir district fearing protests against the killing of a militant in a fierce encounter with government forces on Thursday.

Barricades and razor wire have been placed at many places in Kakpora and other adjoining areas to enforce restrictions, a day after a local Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Talib Ahmad Shah son of Mohammad Afzal Shah was killed in a fierce gunfight in Astan Mohalla village of Kakpora triggering anti-India protests, witnesses told Kashmir Reader on Friday. Three residential houses were also allegedly blasted by the government forces while battling the heavily armed militants, who have reportedly managed to flee from the village.

Witnesses said that the contingents of CRPF and police deployed in Kakpora and neighboring areas were restricting the movement of the people. They said even the journalists were barred from visiting the area to cover the funeral of LeT commander.