Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Kashmir shuts to protests against civilian killings

Kashmir shuts to protests against civilian killings

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest in the backdrop of Shopian killings, said the situation in Kashmir is extremely grim and deteriorating by the day as more than thirteen civilians have been brutally killed by the forces in the last six weeks alone.

On Sunday, four youths and two militants were killed in army firing at Pahnoo village of Shopian.

Meanwhile, clashes between protesters and Indian troops erupted in Mimender and mini secretariat areas of Shopian, today.

They identified the four civilians as Suhail Ahmad Wagay (22) son of Khalid Ahmad Wagay of Pinjora, Shahid Khan (21) son of Bashir Khan of Malik Gund and Shahnawaz Wagay (23) son of Ali Mohammad of Moolu, Trenz and Gowhar Ahmad Lone (24) of Trenz.

The police had claimed that the security forces were fired upon from a vehicle leading them to retaliate in which a militant and three individuals who were accompanying the militant in the vehicle also succumbed to their injuries.

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Mirwaiz and his supporters came out of the Hurriyat leaders Nigeen residence carrying placards and a banner, demanding an end to civilian killings and revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Army branded the slain civilians as over ground workers (OGWs).

Even Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her tweet had referred to them as civilians. Also South Kashmir particularly in Shopian restrictions have been placed. Shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and universities were closed, while public and private transport remained off the roads in all small and major cities and towns.

The government had on March 5 ordered the closure of all educational institutions till March 7 which also led to the cancellation of various examinations. Due to the apprehension of protests, authorities also suspended train services from Banihal to Baramulla. The government has deployed police and CRPF in strength at many sensitive areas in Srinagar and other places across the valley.

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