Government forces continue killing spree, four killed during fresh protests


Srinagar: The death toll  has mounted to 21 including a girl across the Valley, two days after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed at Kokernag.

A local news agency GNS reported that four youths were killed after forces fired upon youth  during fresh clashes  in several parts of south Kashmir, including Pulwama Kulgam, Qazigund and Pampore.

At Lassipora Pulwama, a group of protesting youth torched a Vehicle( TATA 407). The forces opened fire in resulting injuries to atleast 2 persons identified as Gulzar Pandith of Shopian and Muzaffar Hussain of Keegam Shopian.

They were removed to hospital where the duo was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Another youth, Irfan Malik of Warwan Pulwama was killed when govt forces opened disproportionate fire to quell protesters near Rajpora chowk Pulwama. Many youth were injured there as well.

At Qazigund, a youth identified as Mashook Ahmad of Qund  was killed when forces opened fire on protesters.

Meanwhile five other persons including a girl who were injured at different polaces of Kulgam and Anantnag last evening succumbed to injuries. They have been identified as Imtiyaz Mandoo son of Mohd Shafi of Anantnag, Altaf Rather son of Mohammad Akbar of Rajpora Pulwama and Sajad Thokar son of Abdul Rashid of Utrusoo Anantnag, Haseeb Ahmad Ganai son of Abdul Majeed Batpora, Khanbal And Yasmeen daughter of Abdul Rehman Residence of DH pora.

Pertinently, 12 youth were killed all of them in South Kashmir while more than 150 were injured and over 50 persons are said to have received bullet wounds in clashes across the Kashmir valley.

The Slain 12 youth had been identified as Saqib Manzoor Mir of Khundru, Achabal; Khurshid Ahmed of Harwat, Kulgam; Safeer Ahmed Bhat of sariigam;  Adil Bashir of  Dooru; Abdul Hameed Mouchi of Arwani; Danish Ayoub Shah of Achabal; Jehangir Ahmed Ganie of Hassanpora, Bijbehera; Azad Hussain of Shopian; Aijaz Ahmed Thokur of Siligam, Ashmuqam;  Muhammad Ashraf Dar of Halpora, Kokernag; Showkat Ahmed Mir of Hassanpora, Bijbehra, and Zubair Ahmad of Kaimoh.

In a bid to control the situation authorities enforced strict curfew across the Kashmir.

Despite, strict curfew, reports have clashes have been received from many places in the valley including Anantnag, Kulgam, Kokernag, Qaimoh, Awantipora, Shopian, Tral, Chanapora Bypass, Lalpora and Takipora.

At Ashmuqam, a group of protesters attacked the residence of SDPO and latter sat it on fire.

At Hassanpora Arwani area of Bijbhera, a group of youth attacked SOG camp and tried to set it ablaze, however, timely action by forces prevent the buildings and latter dispersed the protesters. At Soibugh Budgam, a police post was torched by the protesters.

Reportedly Railway station Bijbhera and a Fisheries at AKAD in Ashmuqam were also sat a blaze by the angry protesters.

At lolab in Kupwara agroup of protesters sat on fire a bunker of SOG Camp at Takipora, the cop on the duty opened few aerial shots to disperse the protesters.