South Kashmir killings: Police foil KEA protest march to UN office

   

Srinagar

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Police on Tuesday foiled the protest march of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and detained its chairperson Farooq Ahmed Dar along with several traders who tried to march towards to the United Nations Military observer group office Sonwar.

South Kashmir killings: Police foil KEA protest march to UN office, arrests.
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The protest march was held against the civilian and militant killings in south Kashmir.

Carrying banners and chanting slogans, traders assembled at the Press Enclave to lodge a protest and hold a sit-in. As soon as the protesters tried to march towards UNMOGIP Sonwar, police detained them.

The protesting traders demanded that government should stop to kill innocent civilians in the state.

Raising  slogans, “Kashmiriyoon ka qatl-e-aam bandh karo bandh karo” “ Stop Genocide in Kashmir” “ PDP sarkar Hi Hi”  and “ we want freedom”.

Speaking to reporters KEA member Farooq Ahmad Dar said that the KEA has taken an initiative to aware the present coalition government about the innocent killings.

He said that if the civilian killings do not stop KEA will hit the streets. He said that if the killing continues then the state government will be responsible for the situation which will be worse than 2016 unrest.

Farooq Dar said, “World is watching how 15, 16 years-old students are being killed by the army.”

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik on Sunday called for a Kashmir-wide shutdown. The shutdown call initially was for Sunday and Monday but was later extended to Tuesday.

Four civilian youth were killed, while a dozen others were injured near the gunfight sites and the clashes that followed.

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