Kashmir Unrest: Five Protesters Killed In Fresh Clashes With Security Forces
Five more civilians were killed when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and army fired on protestors in two separate incidents in south and Central Kashmir on Tuesday taking the toll of people killed to 65.
Four civilians were killed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel when they opened fire on protestors at Aripanthan village in Central Kashmir’s Beerwah village.
On Tuesday morning, CRPF personnel opened indiscriminate fire when protestors threw stones at their convoy in Aripanthan village of Beerwah. The CRPF personnel were on way for deployment in the area.
Four civilian protestors have been killed and four injured. Eyewitnesses say one of the injured civilians is critical. The injured have been rushed to hospital. The officials, however, had confirmed only three deaths so far.
“We have information about three killings so far,” Superintendent of Budgam, Abdul Waheed told The Indian Express saying he is on way to the place of incident. The Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Altaf Ahmad, however, confirmed only two killings. “Two have been killed,” he said. “Two to three are critical”.
Beerwah is the home constituency of former chief minister and leader of opposition Omar Abdullah. With the fresh four killings of Tuesday morning, the toll of people killed, in the clashes following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 9, has risen to 64.
In another incident, Army opened fire on people at Larkipora village of Dooru in Anantnag district killing a teenager and wounding more than 10. Villagers say that the army firing was unprovoked.