SRINAGAR, MAY 04: Government forces raided the house of slain Hizb commander Sameer ‘Tiger’ in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during the night and “took down” his posters, triggering protests and clashes in the area.
Reports said government forces arrived in Drubgam, native village of slain ‘Tiger’ and took down his posters.
They said announcements were made over the public address systems of the mosques, appealing people to come out of their homes to stop the “vandalism”.
Soon, clashes erupted as the locals took to streets and held protests against the forces’ action.
Sameer was killed along with his associate Aqib Mushtaq in a gunfight in his native village on Monday.