Class 10 student killed during search operation in Kashmir

As the forces were cordoning the village, people took out a demonstration and tried to obstruct the Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir police’s operation against militants

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:June 7, 2017 2:06 am
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A class X student was killed when a bullet hit him during a cordon-and-search operation in South Kashmir’s Ganowpora village on Tuesday.

Residents said that Adil Farooq was wounded when armed forces opened fire. He was taken to the district hospital in Shopian, where doctors declared him dead.

As the forces were cordoning the village, people took out a demonstration and tried to obstruct the Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir police’s operation against militants, 5 km from Shopian.

Farooq’s killing later triggered protests in the area and people tried to give escape route to militants. Sources said that two militants were holed up in the area and troopers were trying to establish a cordon.

A police spokesman said that the security forces had cordoned off some houses on an input regarding presence of militants in Ganawpora. ‘’During the search operation, an unruly mob started heavy stone pelting on the forces and also a brief exchange of fire took place,’’ he said. “Search of the area is going on.’’

Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid separately said that the militants killed on Monday as they planned to attack a CRPF camp in Sumbal belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba and were not locals. ‘’We are investigating it, these militants are definitely not locals. They were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba,” he said.

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      Kamal Pasha
      Jun 7, 2017 at 10:56 am
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        asit guin
        Jun 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm
        Kasab became a terrorist due to poverty only. His father failed to provide him good dress in eid. So he left home and then died in India. What for stan was created in 1947? Was it not told that Muslim poverty will be solved by par ion? Why then, now even, stanis are coming to India for fighting? What the pak govt is doing? In 1971, pak army conducted r pe and m rdr in East stan. How many Bangladeshi are staying in am? Bengal? Delhi? Many of them are criminals. Many are poor worker only. What the Bangladesh govt is doing? Why poor people are becoming terrorists in exchange of payment? And then kil and dying?
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