Kulgam Encounter: KU Students Protest ‘Targeted Killings’

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of students at Kashmir University Tuesday started a pro-freedom march from Naseem Bagh campus to Allama Iqbal Library to protest against what they termed “target killings” in Kulgam on Sunday, reports said.

Shouting pro-Azadi and anti-India slogans, the protesting students carried banners reading, ‘End Occupation, Free Kashmir’.

Reports said the students were aghast over the force’s action in Kulgam, reports said.

Four militants and two civilians were killed during an encounter in Frisal village of Kulgam district on last Sunday while as over twenty other pro-freedom protestors were injured during demonstrations in the area. Two Indian army soldiers too were killed in the encounter.




Alleging forces of human rights violations in nook and corner of Kashmir, the students said, “our protest is against the target killings in Kulgam by forces. The forces have injured at least 25 people by firing indiscriminately.”

One civilian was killed in the house where militants were hiding while as another was killed when forces opened live ammunition to keep people away from the encounter site.

South Kashmir Parts Observe Shutdown

KULGAM: Parts of South Kashmir observed spontaneous shutdown for the consecutive 2nd day on Tuesday against militant and civilian killings. The shutdown was observed in Kulgam district and Tral sub-division.

Four militants and two civilians were killed on Sunday during a gunfight in Frisal village of Kulgam and clashes that followed it.

Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that all the shops and business establishments remained shut while skeletal movement of traffic was seen on the roads.

Witnesses added that groups of youth pelted stones on the private vehicles near bus stand Tral resulting in the disappearance of transport from the roads.



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