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Many injured in Indian forces’ firing on mourners in Shopian

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Srinagar, January 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of people including women were injured after Indian troops, today, opened fire at mourners gathered for funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Zeenat-ul-Islam at Sugan in Shopian district.

The troops laid barricades on roads to prevent people from participating in the funeral of the martyred youth. However, the mourners defied the restrictions and assembled in the village in a large number to perform his last rites.

The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the mourners. The use of force triggered clashes between the mourners and the troops. Critically injured mourners were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Reports said that a girl identified as Shoky Jan was among the injured. She was shifted to district hospital Shopian for treatment.

Indian troops martyred Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman and his associate during a cordon and search operation in Katapora village in Kulgam district, yesterday.

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Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
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