Whether a policeman gets killed or a civilian loses life, in both ways it is the mother in Kashmir that faces brunt. Stop killings and start dialogue to resolve the long pending K-issue,”
Srinagar, June 16: Two civilians and two cops fall prey to bullets in Kashmir Valley from past 24 years. Suspected militants shot dead two Jammu Kashmir Policemen in two separate incidents in South and Central Kashmir while two civilians were killed allegedly by Indian forces again in South and Central Kashmir.
The latest victim was a 22-year-old youth Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Kharpora who was killed during intense clashes between government forces and protesters in Arwani village of Bijbehara tehsil of Anantnag district on Friday.
On Thursday suspected militants killed a police constable Shabir Ahmed when he had ventured out from his residence at Bogund Kulgam. Shabir according to reports had taken a leave from the Department to visit his parents.
On late Thursday evening suspected militants again struck at Hyderpora area of Srinagar city killing another cop Shahzad Ahmed of Bandipora. Earlier Indian Forces had inflicted grievous injuries upon a youth Naseer Ahmed of Bandipora at Rangreith Srinagar while dispersing protesters. The youth later on succumbed to his injuries.
These killings invited condemnations from netizens on social media in Kashmir. Majoirty of the netizens while condemned the attacks on local cops also criticized Indian Forces for resorting to killing spree. “It has become a routine for Indian Forces to target civilians in protests. The boy killed in Rangreith on Thursday evening was the latest victims of direct firing. He was working in a call centre and was targeted intentionally,” a netizen wrote on facebook.
Majority of the social media users vehemently condemned the killing of cops. “Whether a policeman gets killed or a civilian loses life, in both ways it is the mother in Kashmir that faces brunt. Stop killings and start dialogue to resolve the long pending K-issue,” Nazir Ahmed wrote in response to a facebook post.