Zakir Musa killing: Clashes erupt in CUK, Ganderbal and Islamia college

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Srinagar: Massive clashes erupted between the students of the Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal campus and Government Degree Collage Ganderbal students and the armed forces on Tuesday over the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa.

Reports said that students of both the institutions tried to block the road outside the campus and later engaged in intense clashes with forces who arrived there.

Clashes also erupted in Islamia College of Science and Commerce, leading to the closure of classes. Students threw stones on the government forces, while females students stayed inside the campus.

Musa, the head of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, was killed in the encounter at Dadsara village of Tral in the south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday after forces launched a search operation on late Thursday evening following specific information about the presence of militants there.

The officials said efforts were made to make Musa surrender, but he turned down the request and lobbed grenades on the forces using a launcher, triggering a gunfight in which Musa was killed in the early hours of Friday.

His killing led to spontaneous shutdown and protests in the valley.

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