Now, a schoolboy shot dead by Army in Kashmir; Owaisi to raise issue in Parliament

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Days after four unarmed civilians were shot dead by security forces in Handwara Town of Kupwara Distirct, another youth studying in a local school was shot dead on Friday by the Indian Army after it opened fire on protestors in Nutnussa Village of Kupwara who were protesting against the recent killing of civilians in Kashmir.

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Arif Hussain Dar, 18, a resident of Awura village, was among the five injured persons. He succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital. The cycle of killings started on Tuesday have consumed five lives till Friday, April 15.

Now, a schoolboy shot dead by Army in Kashmir; Owaisi to raise issue in Parliament

According to Police statement , the Army had to resort to use of live ammunition after mob tried to enter the forces camp.

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament and President All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday denounced the innocent killings and assured to raise the issue in Parliament.

“I am telling India to stop killing innocent people in Kashmir. If unabated killings continue, we are sure that 2010 like situation will emerge in Kashmir Valley. Killings of unarmed protesters are unwarranted and uncalled for and I will raise this issue in Indian Parliament once it will be in session,” Owaisi was quoted by a local news agency.

All India Students’ Association (AISA) have called for a protest demonstration against Kupwara killings at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday, April 16.

“Let’s collectively rise up to resist and condemn the killings of innocent people. The protest demonstration will be held at 1 PM,” the statement issued by ASIA said.

Now, a schoolboy shot dead by Army in Kashmir; Owaisi to raise issue in Parliament

The Valley is observing shutdowns since last three days and after the latest killing, all the separatist factions have called for a complete bandh on Saturday.

All the train services between Srinagar to Baramulla in north Kashmir remained suspended for third consecutive day due to the prevailing tension. Similarly, train service between Srinagar to Banihal in South Kashmir also remained suspended.

Internet sevices remained suspended since last two days. The district administration Srinagar has decided to continue imposition of restrictions in some parts of the city on Saturday also in view of the shutdown call given by separatist’s leaders against the fresh killing of a youth.