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Sabzar Killing Backlash: ‘Tral Chalo’ call ‘forces’ authorities to close Srinagar-Jammu Highway

Traffic plying on Srinagar-Jammu Highway in this file FPK Photo.

Srinagar: The authorities closed the Srinagar-Jammu highway for traffic on Tuesday, in view of solidarity march towards Tral – the home town of two slain militants, who were recently killed in a gun battle.

The resistance leadership had asked people to reach Tral in Pulwama district on Tuesday to pay tributes to Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his aide Faizan Muzaffar Bhat who died fighting Indian armed forces in an encounter on Saturday in Saimoo village of Tral.

Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had asked the people to reach Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in large numbers to pay tributes to the slain militants.

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