Kashmir: Indian troops kill young tailor amid protests

Evrard Martin
Juillet 22, 2017

The youth throw stones and brickbats on contingents of police and paramilitary, who respond by firing tear smoke shells, pellets and bullets, which often proves fatal.

A patrolling party of Indian Army fired open protesting youth in Beerwah area of Badgam district killing one of them Tanveer Ahmad Wani. Call for the sit-in was given by the joint resistance leadership to draw attention of the United Nations towards surge in the killings by Indian forces in the territory.

Senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik has gone underground to evade arrest.

Authorities had also sealed all roads leading to the office of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Sonwar with coils of concertina wires and barricades to prevent people from staging sit-in protest called by separatist leadership.

Curfew was imposed in eight police station areas to prevent people from gathering at the Jamia Masjid while the authorities did not give permission for congregational Friday prayers at the mosque for the fifth consecutive week fearing a law and order problem. They also waved Pakistani flags at various places.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 21 (Xinhua) - A civilian was killed and another wounded Friday after Indian army troops fired upon protesters in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Indian police resorted to brute force on the protesters in many areas, injuring several people.

Educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed, but inter district transport moved nearly normally.

On the other hand, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar said that some unseen and mysterious forces had started a feverish campaign against pro-freedom leadership and the ideology of Pakistan.

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