The troops during a violent operation blasted a residential house with Improvised Explosive Devices and razed it to the ground at Bonigam in Qazigund area of the district. Bodies of the youth were recovered from the debris of the destroyed house.
People took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations in the area. Several protesters were injured after the Indian troops and police personnel fired bullets and pellets to break up the demonstrations.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the funeral of one of the martyred youth, Yawar Bashir, in Hablish area of the district. The funeral prayers were offered for multiple times to accommodate the huge number of participants.
Yawar’s body was draped in Pakistani flag as it was marched through the area amid pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.