Three civilians killed in clashes in Kashmir

Arturo Kim
May 8, 2018

The slain civilians were identified as Adil Ahmed of Ashmuji Kulgam, Zubair Ahmed of Ayandgund Rajpora Pulwama, Sajad Rather a resident of Shahpora Dooru at Anantnag district, Nisar Ahmed of Arihal Pulwama and Asif Ahmed Mir of Rahmoo Pulwama.

As the rebels and soldiers fought, government forces also fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas at the protesters. Last year, at least 29 civilians were killed and hundreds were wounded during such clashes. On Saturday, three rebels and a civilian had died in a firefight in Srinagar - the latest in a string of gun battles in recent weeks across the territory.

Security forces killed four civilians in a village in Kashmir in April when they opened fire on protesters pelting them with stones to stop an operation against militants, police officials said.

A curfew was ordered in the capital on Sunday and mobile internet services were shut down in much of the India-administered region.

The President said that India is targeting the areas adjacent to the Line of Control in order to divert the world attention from the atrocious human right violations taking place in IOK. However, the police stopped the rallying traders at Residency road.

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Five militants, including Hizbul commander Saddam Paddar, Kashmir University assistant professor Muhammad Rafi Bhat, Tawseef Sheikh, Molvi Bilal and Adil Ahmad, were killed in the Shopian gunfight. All the five militants belonged to the HM militant outfit.

"We made every effort so that they surrender. But they refused", Vaid said. The JRL announced that strike would continue, tomorrow, against the bloodbath in Shopian district.

In another act of state terrorism, Indian troops shot dead 10 innocent Kashmiris, including a university professor, in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on Sunday.Thousands took to the streets in south Kashmir to show support for the slain people. "The silence of world community over the atrocities is not just criminal but also legitimizes this violence". He demanded immediate halt on civilian killings in Kashmir and appealed state, national and global human rights organizations civil societies and intellectuals to use their offices for immediate halt on civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir.

Almost 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

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