KCSDS Takes Out Demo Over Kulgam Killings

SRINAGAR — Members of the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) staged a protest here against the killing of seven civilians during an encounter between militants and state forces in Kulgam on Sunday.

The KCSDS members including Hameeda Nayeem, Shakeel Qalander, Zareef Ahmad Zareef and Altaf Ahmad assembled at Srinagar’s Press Colony to protest the killings. They were holding placards reading ‘Civil Society Kashmir demands an end to Genocide in Kashmir’, India! If you have made up your mind to annihilate us better to do it in one go’.

KCSDS said that the recent civilian killings in Kulgam district were “deliberate attempt by the forces to intimidate people especially youth to stay away from the gunfight sites.”

“The civilians were killed intentionally to terrorize people for reaching the gunfight sites to help the militants to escape the spot,” it said.
The KCDS further added that “chemical weapons are being used during the encounters and a probe should be initiated in this regard so that the facts would come out.” “Circumstances suggest that chemical weapons are being used to carry out genocide of Kashmiri youth under a well thought-out manner,” said Hameeda. She further asked New Delhi to either resolve Kashmir “issue or drop a bombshell on this patch of land to finish the very existence of Kashmiri people as we are fed up of this strangulated existence.”

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