Srinagar: Hundreds of students of Kashmir University (KU) staged protest demonstration at Zakura campus on Wednesday against the civilian killings by army in Shopian on Sunday.
The students took out the protest march from the hostel up to Zakura crossing, holding placards in their hands that read: “Stop Innocent Killings” and “We Want Freedom”.
“We are living in a situation of chaos and fearful atmosphere where nobody knows what is coming the next second,” Abdul Basit, a KU student told Kashmir Reader. “The disturbances due to unabated killings have affected our studies also.”
“People are killed like peas and nuts; neither the Government of India nor the international community is taking any notice of the situation in the valley, which is very surprising and unfortunate,” another student said.
Four youths and two militants were killed in army firing at Pahnoo village of Shopian on Sunday. While army claimed that the three civilians were over ground workers (OGWs) and were killed in retaliation to an attack and were accompanying the militants, police had said it was investigating the matter.
The chief minister Mehbooba Mufti took to twitter and said she is “deeply distressed by more deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire in Shopian”.