Protests against minor’s death rock Rafiabad for second day

Protests against minor’s death rock Rafiabad for second day

Baramulla: Protests in Rafiabad’s Ladoora area continued on second consecutive day against the death of 11-year- old minor, who died in a mine blaston September 4.
Junaid Tanveer Dar was killed when he found an unexploded mine from the debris of encounter site. He took the mine to his home where it exploded, resulting in his on spot death.
On Saturday, the protesters blocked the Baramulla- Kupwara road while demanding strict action against the army personnel, “due to whose negligence the blast occurred”.
On Thursday, a local militant Riyaz Ashraf Mir of Sopore town and a trooper of 32 RR were killed in a day long gunfight. Four houses got damaged due to the gunfight.
Meanwhile, Dukhataran-e-Millat president Syeda Asiya Andrabi expressed grief over the death Dar and accused government of being “directly responsible” for his killing.
“Had the forces not left the site without clearing the leftover explosives, Junaid would not have become a victim,” she said.
Andrabi said that India and the state administration “don’t value” the lives of Kashmiris.
She said that the army used war-like weaponry against a lone militant. “ A cluster of houses were destroyed by use of mortars and IED in the area.”
She expressed her sympathies with the bereaved family members of Dar.
She appealed the world bodies to take a serious note of human rights violations occurring in Kashmir.

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