• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Indian troops open fire on Kashmir protesters, killing one

The Indian army opened fire on a group of stone-throwing protesters during funeral procession, killing one youth and injuring another.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The Indian army opened fire on a group of stone-throwing protesters Friday (21), killing one youth and injuring another in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said. The demonstrators had gathered in the town of Beerwah after senior separatist leaders called for a strike against Indian rule. Soldiers opened fire after mistaking a firecracker for a grenade explosion, police said. “Someone among these miscreants (protesters) … hurled a firecracker towards the army men. Because of the bang the army men thought a grenade was hurled and they retaliated,” the statement said. Authorities have imposed a curfew in parts of the main city of Srinagar…

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