Shopian Civilian killings: Clashes in Pulwama, NC demands arrest of Army men involved

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Pulwama: Clashes erupted between youth and the government forces on Monday after they staged a massive protest against the civilian killings by the Army in Shopian district on Saturday.

Youth were protesting against the killings of Javed Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Javed Lone who were killed by the Army in Ganowpora village of Shopian. A case of Murder, attempt to murder and endangering life has been registered against a whole unit.

He said that youth pelted the forces with stones. The forces responded by firing tear gas to chase them away.

Meanwhile, there was furor in the Legislative Assembly when the opposition demanded a discussion on the civilian killings. As soon as the proceedings of the house started legislators of National Conference and Congress demanded that the normal proceedings should be stopped.

“There has to be a discussion on the killings and business should be suspended, ” said Ali Mohammad Sagar, General Secretary of the National Conference.

After the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the speaker allowed the discussion to happen.

Sagar rose to speak and demanded the arrest of all the army men involved.

“The government should arrest all the army personnel named in the FIR,” Sagar said while speaking in the Assembly during the discussion on Shopian killings.

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