Youth killed in firing by security forces during stone-pelting in Kashmir’s Budgam

The police official added that the soldiers allegedly opened fire in order to chase away a group of people that had begun pelting stones on vehicles of 53 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army. The situation in Beerwah town and adjoining areas is said to be tense following the firing.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 3:34 pm
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An 18-year-old boy was killed and another person was injured in an alleged firing by security forces on Friday in Kashmir, PTI reported citing police. The incident occurred during stone-pelting in Beerwah area of Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The police official added that the soldiers allegedly opened fire in order to chase away a group of people that had begun pelting stones on vehicles of 53 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army.

Tanveer Ahmad Wani is said to have succumbed to his injuries, while the other injured has been hospitalised. The situation in Beerwah town and adjoining areas is said to be tense following the firing.

The incident comes days after the Ministry of Home Affairs, in a written statement, informed the Rajya Sabha that the incidents of stone-pelting that had taken the Valley by a storm in 2016 had reduced in 2017. It said 664 cases of stone pelting were recorded this year as against 2,808 cases in 2016. About 8,932 people were injured and 85 people had lost their lives due to the violence inflicted by stone pelting in 2016.

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    Vnk
    Jul 22, 2017 at 6:14 am
    Trrorists and stonepltrs want to mak Kashmir a ghulam of Pakistan, which is alrady a ghulam colony of China and still th call it AZADI.
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      p g
      Jul 22, 2017 at 6:14 am
      The army should even shoot these no good religious brain-washed people in these coloumns for their anti-Indian comments. Animals, and not humanbeings.
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        Mukaddam
        Jul 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
        Security forces shall always fire to kill any miscreants. Plse our forces never ever let these traitors go unpunished. Copy Chinese and Russian ruthless to teach these s and their generations to come a lesson of their lifetime. No tolerance for such hooligans. Shoot to kill.
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          M. AHMAD
          Jul 21, 2017 at 11:46 pm
          ALL THE OF ARE COMMENTING HERE.
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            MediaWantsHinduGenocide
            Jul 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm
            Army is too soft on them, just use your bullets army, don't worry about image , Hindus worry too much about image which is why they tolerate Islamic terrorism without killing jihadists
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