A delegation of Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Monday visited Kulgam and Islamabad and paid "homage" to those who were killed in Frisal gunfight.
The military claimed to kill four 'militants during the cross fire.
IGP said that the house-owner Ashfaq Majid Rishi got killed in the cross-firing as he could not be evacuated successfully.
Police stated that it had no "easy" solution to control people on such occasions, saying that they are massively interfering in its "anti- militancy" operations. The terrorists are believed to be holed up inside a house.
The slain soldiers have been identified as Lance Naiks Raghubeer Singh and Bhandoriya Gopal Singh, both from 1 Rashtriya Rifles.
Bhandoriya, 33, is survived by wife B Hemavati, while Sepoy Raghubeer Singh, 31, is survived by wife Rekha.
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During this clash, one demonstrator, Mushtaq Ibrahim Itoo, sustained critical injuries and later died at a hospital. "After we cordoned off four to five houses at around 12, we came to know that a civilian is also inside and delayed the operation by three to four hours", Chakraborty added. Our militants resisted the Indian might and killed many army men.
The slain militants are Mudassir Ahmed Tantrey alias Asim, Wakeel Ahmed Thokar, Farooq Ahmed Bhat and Muhammad Yunis Lone - all from south Kashmir. Police and central reserve police force (CRPF) were deployed at several places in the city to thwart any protests. Out of them four had been referred to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar.
The joint Hurriyat leadership had called for a general strike in the valley and "Kulgam Challo" on February 15.
Following a civilian's death in the encounter, protests erupted in the Kashmir Valley.
The opposition National Conference party has demanded a probe into the incident.