Friday, August 06, 2010

Kashmiris condemn Indian war on Kashmiris, thousands march


Kashmiris accused New Delhi of adding to the heavy security presence in Kashmir while not reaching out for a political dialogue.

World Bulletin, August 4, 2010

Tens of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims marched Wednesday to a town where seven people were killed over the weekend amid a rigid curfew in another day of massive protests against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

Long lines of people carrying green and black protest flags thronged a big prayer ground in Khrew, a town south of Kashmir’s main city Srinagar.

At least 45 Kashmiri civilians have been killed over the past seven weeks.

Three of the seven people were gunned down by security forces who opened fire on thousands of protesters on the streets of Khrew on Sunday. The remaining four civilians were killed in a blast at a police station after it was set on fire by residents angry at the earlier shooting. A lot of explosive material used in quarry blasting was stored in the police station and it might have fueled the blast, police said.

On Wednesday, Kashmiris chanted slogans “Go India, go back” and “We’ll take bullets on our heads but we’ll not give up.”

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