In occupied Kashmir, a former Congress sarpanch was shot dead by Indian army in Islamabad district on Thursday evening. An Indian police official claimed that Sajjad Malik was killed by Army after he snatched a rifle from a policeman.

Malik a resident of Batagund was in police custody for his role in pro-freedom protests. He had dissociated himself from Congress vowing to work for freedom movement during a rally held in Verinag.