Handwara gunfight: Killings trigger pro-Azadi protests in Vilgam

Baramulla: Hundreds of people are staging a pro-freedom demonstration in Vilgam area of Handwara in the neighboring Kupwara district to protest the killing of four militants in a gunfight.

Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of people, mostly youth hit the streets and staged pro-freedom protests when the body of the four unidentified militants, claimed by army to have been killed in an encounter, were handed over to the locals for burial. The protests were going on when the last reports came in.