Pakistan-terrorists shot and killed on civilian in Parimpora region outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). A police officer told Republic TV that the shooting of the civilian who was a shopkeeper took place at 8.00 pm. The shopkeeper succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital in Srinagar according to the Kashmir Zone police. The police team reached the spot and had cordoned off the area.
The shopkeeper was 65-years-old. As per sources, he was killed because he continued to run his shop and had kept it open. The J&K police has posted details of their action over the shopkeeper's death on Twitter. The killing comes after two tribals were targetted by Pakistan-backed terrorists.
Terrorists fired at a civilian in the #Parimpora jurisdiction of #Srinagar who succumbed at the local hospital.Police team is on the spot. Area under cordon. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice @PoliceSgr— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 29, 2019
The violence has taken place in J&K after the murder of two people from the Gujjar-Bakharwal community by Pakistan-backed terrorists. On Wednesday, the Gujjar-Bakharwal community, led by former Minister Abdul Gani Kohli staged an anti-Pakistan protest on against the killing following the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K. Several BJP leaders belonging to the Gujjar community, including state vice president Ghulam Ali Khatana, also joined the protest outside the party headquarters and raised anti-Pakistan slogans. Residing in Kashmir, Gujjars and Bakharwals are one tribe popularly known as Gujjar or Gujjars.
Bullet-riddled bodies of the two nomads -- Abdul Qadir Kohli and his cousin Manzoor Ahmad Kohli -- were recovered on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. They were abducted by terrorists from the higher reaches of Tral in South Kashmir on the intervening night of August 18 and 19. The bodies were recovered by a search and rescue party, while an operation to trace the other person is underway. BJP Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Tahir Choudhary said the killing of the two people of the Gujjar community is a conspiracy to demoralise the community in the Kashmir valley, following the revocation of Article 370