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FIR in Kashmir killings against Garhwal unit

29 January, 2018, 11:03 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two stone pelters killed, 7 Indian Army jawans injured in clash at Shopian

Meanwhile, the mainstream and separatists condemned the killings with the latter giving a call for a shutdown on Sunday in the Valley to register their protest.

Also raising the demand for discussion, PDP MLAs joined the opposition which drew a response from the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who asked the Speaker to allow the discussion as all the opposition and PDP MLAs are asking for it.

"Will single out all the stone-pelters and put them behind bars.they will learn a lesson", he said, lashing out the amnesty scheme by the government for stone-pelters in the state. The Army retaliated with firing causing injuries to three individuals.

Two militants were killed in the encounter in Shopian.

The FIR lodged by the police in the firing incident mentioned the Army's 10 Garhwal unit and a Major from the unit, identified as Aditya.

Rising Kashmir has learnt that he has informed DC Shopian Mohammad Aijaz Khan to ascertain the facts about the death of the youth.

"The Army administration convoy came under unprovoked and intense stone pelting by a group of 100-120 people", Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. In no time, their numbers swelled to 200-250.

"The crowd surrounded an isolated portion of the convoy and tried to set them on fire".

"A junior commissioned officer accompanying the convoy got hit on the head and fell unconscious". The violent crowd set the army vehicles on fire.

Two civilians were shot dead by Indian Army personnel in the restive region of Kashmir on Saturday, 27 January, triggering serious concerns in the valley.

Former chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Twitter, 'Violence in Kabul is tragic.

They alleged the Army, CRPF and Police are hell bent upon "killing our youth in a well knit plan, irrespective of them being armed or unarmed". Internet was snapped in the four south Kashmir districts.

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