After a leader of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was killed, there were three days of fierce fighting between the masses and occupying forces.

Commander Riyaz Naikoo and three other rebels were killed in a gunfight with troops of the old Indian state on Wednesday in southern Kashmir's Pulwama district. As a result, people gathered in many towns and villages to protest against the occupation by the Indian state. The reactionary forces used tear gas and live ammunition against the protesters, which answered with stones. In the course of the clashes at least one protester were killed and more than 50 were injured. Many of them threw bullets and shotgun ammunition. 

Authorities have shut down mobile phone and internet services since Wednesday, a common Indian tactic in the region when such protests erupt. Further they imposed a near total information blackout and refused to brief media about the situation. Therefore we have not received any further information so far.