Shopian Killings: Legislators demand action against armymen involved in killings

Shopian Killings: Legislators demand action against armymen involved in killings

Shopian Killings: Legislators demand action against armymen involved in killings

Terming the protestors in Shopian incident as "stone-pelters, goons, criminals, anti-nationals and Pakistani agents", Raina said that the stones were hurled at Indian army's convoy injuring "seven" armymen.

As per reports, the two Kashmiri youth identified as Javid Bhat and Suhail Lone were killed were killed the Indian Army after the army opened fire on protesters in Ganaupora village in south Kashmir's Shopian district on January 27.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has, meanwhile, asked Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to direct the Army to avoid such incidents, as they hamper the political and peace process. Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts; speed has been reduced to 128kbps in rest of Kashmir. Both came in reaction to the death of two youths in Shopian's Ganovpora in clashes with Army officers on Saturday.

It further said, "Within no time, their numbers swelled to 200-250 persons".


The police have registered a case against the Army unit concerned in connection with the incident.

Restrictions were imposed in areas under eight police stations of Srinagar namely Nowhatta, Khanyar, Zadibal, Kralkhud, Maisuma, MR Gunj, Batmaloo and Shaheed Gunj.

Kalia added, "A junior commissioned officer (JCO) accompanying the convoy got hit on his head and fell unconscious. They caused extensive damage to these vehicles and tried to set them on fire", said the statement.

Some villagers reportedly said that the army opened fire after an altercation over the security personnel's attempt to remove posters of a slain terrorist in the village. It also released photographs of two damaged vehicles.

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