People Killed in Clashes in Kashmir

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

The puppet authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley on Monday to prevent a march towards the civil secretariat and a sit-in protest against the killing of 10 youth by the Indian troops in Shopian yesterday.

From the morning of Sunday, fierce firing was going on between the security forces and terrorists, and before noon security forces got a big success when they killed 5 militants.

Three suspected rebels and a civilian were killed in a gun battle Saturday in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said, the first in the restive region's main city this year. Many of them had pellet injuries in their eyes, said doctors who attended to them in Shopian and Srinagar.

On Monday, Mehbooba Mufti, the chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, urged parents to protect their children.

She said today's deaths have brought a stark fact to fore that gun, either way of a militant or that of security forces, is no solution for resolving issues.

He claimed that 14 people were killed in the last 36 hours.

The poster boy of new age militancy in Kashmir, Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen commander, was killed along with two other associates on July 8, 2016 in south Kashmir's Kokernag in Anantnag district.

The encounter led to clashes between police and protesters who wanted to rescue the militants.

SSP Shopian Shailendra Kumar Mishra appealed to the militants to surrender but they spurned the offer and preferred to fight. Hundreds of people were reported injured in the protests. As a result, many protesters were injured at Badigam in Shopian. "We referred 25 seriously injured patients to hospitals in Srinagar".

Opposition leader Omar Abdullah tweeted, saying, "It's been a awful day in Kashmir & with the number of critically injured I fear will only get worse. By coming out on roads we want to convey a message to the entire world about sufferings of common Kashmiris", said Khan, who also heads Kashmir Economic Alliance.

An Indian tourist was killed during a stone-throwing protest in Kashmir, officials said Tuesday, as the disputed region shut down for a third day over the killings of civilians and rebels during weekend gunbattles and anti-India protests.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir expressed profound grief over the civilian killings.