Pampore mourns local militant

Pampore mourns local militant

PAMPORE: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day in Pampore on Friday to mourn the death of local Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Mohammad Amin Mir alias Abu Ismail, resident of Drangbal area in Pampore.
Amid the shutdown and rain, hundreds of people including some pro-freedom activists arrived at Amin’s residence to offer their condolences.
Amin was killed along with his associate Mukhtar Ahmad Khan at Zagoo Arizal area of Budgam district by government forces on Thursday morning.
Eyewitness told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of people from different areas visited the residence of Amin at Drangbal and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. They said that all shops and business establishments, banks, and educational institutions were closed in Pampore town during the day.
Banners with pictures of the slain Amin and his associate Mukhtar Khan of Budgam were seen at Amin’s home, eyewitnesses said.
Reports said that large contingents of police, CRPF and army were deployed near Amin’s house and at other places in Pampore town to thwart any kind of protests.
Seven persons, including a woman, were injured during clashes on Thursday in Pampore town after news about the killing of Amin spread in the town. No untoward incident happened on Friday in the town.