A complete shutdown is being observed on Friday in south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Pulwama areas against the killing of Lashkar commander Abu Qasim. Abu Qasim was killed in Khandaypora, Kulgam on Thursday. All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed in Kulgam, Pulwama and Tral areas, reports said. Locals of Kulgam told that men in uniform went berserk during last night and broke windowpanes of dozens of houses. “They (police) pelted stones on our houses and created fear among the inmates,” Ghulam Hassan, a local said over phone. Police have also arrested many youths in Kulgam district local sources said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch