Kulgam firing: FIR against army’s 10 Garhwal unit

Srinagar

An FIR was registered against the Indian Army’s 10 Garhwal Unit after a 22-year-old youth was injured when the army opened fire at a group pelting stones at a patrol party in Hawoora, Redwani area of district Kulgam, reports claimed.

The youth identified as Arif Ahmad Lone was injured after protesters in Hawoora village pelted stones at an army patrol party.

“Doctors have said that Lone sustained a mouth injury and his condition is stable,” sources said, media outlet Firstpost reported.

Villagers alleged that government forces had beaten up residents and ransacked property in Hawoora, after which the youths held the protest.

On 27 January, three youth were killed in Ganowpora village of Shopian when the army fired at stone-pelting protesters. The police had registered an FIR against 10 Garhwal unit of the army in this firing incident.

The army had said the soldiers fired in self-defence after an administrative convoy was attacked by stone pelters in the village.

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