Firing by troops, one person critical
Srinagar: Indian police resorted to brute force against protesters one person is reportedly critical in Lolab, Kupwara district.
Indian police fired teargas shells and bullets on the people, who were protesting at Lalpora against the killing of seven youth at Dardpora in Lolab valley in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
The protesters were demanding that identity of the slain youth be made public. The protests are going on till last reports came in.
According to GK one person was critically injured after police opened fire and burst tear smoke shells to disperse hundreds of protestors in Lalpora, where seven unidentified militants were killed Monday evening. Reports said hundreds of people have assembled outside police station Lalpora and were demanding the bodies of slain militants. Reports added that the people attacked the police station with stones while cops opened fire in air. Additional reinforcement of police and CRPF have been rushed to spot and senior police have also moved to area to take the stock of situation.
Witnesses said, five civilians, 3 local journalists, and some policemen were injured during clashes.
The injured journalists include:Abid Nabi – Photojournalist Excelsior, Firdous Ahmad – Photojournalist Kashmir Times, Tajamul-ul-Islam – Photojournalist Rising Kashmir, Amin War – Photojournalist The Tribune, Malik Nissar – Photojournalist Kashmir Reader, Mubashir Khan – Videographer of News 24. All of them are injured. Their vehicles have been damaged.