Somewhere in Kashmir....

A large swathe around the Pampore encounter site resounded with praise for mujahid' (holy warriors) via loudspeakers as Indian security forces fought terrorists holed up in a building for three days.
Mosques in Frestabal, Drangbal, Kadlabal and Sempora played recordings eulogizing the terrorists. Slogans like Jaago, jaago subah hui' besides pro-Pakistan (Jivey, jivey Pakistan!) and pro-Azadi (`Hum kya chahatey: azadi') blared from loudspeakers. Hundreds of youth assembled at the encounter site in the Entrepreneurship Development Institute building, to prevent a combat operation against the terrorists. Sempora is only 15 km away from Srinagar. Police and paramilitary forces tried to deter the crowd by firing tear gas shells from boats.
In return, angry youths pelted cops with stones, sources said. Intelligence agencies, sources said, were taken aback by loud speakers blaring encomium on the terrorists. But police couldn't enter the mosques to stop the recordings, likely supplied by Pakistan in recent months, said an IB source.
All of Pulwama district, including the separatist hotbed of Tral, saw a shutdown on Monday in “solidarity“ with the holed-up terrorists, said posters put up by the separatists.

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