Emeute à Baramulla बारामुला en Inde après la mort d’un jeune – octobre 2009


Curfew imposed in Kashmir’s Baramulla town

Srinagar, October 03, 2009

Curfew was imposed in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town on Saturday following the death of a 13-year-old boy in clashes that erupted after Friday prayers, police said.

A senior police officer said the situation in the town Saturday morning was tense.

The 13-year-old was killed when police fired tear gas to control the youth who were protesting against the continued house arrest of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani. The boy, Irfan Ahmad Lone, died in hospital on Friday.

The body of Irfan was buried in a graveyard in old town of Baramulla late Friday night with hundreds of people joining the funeral shouting anti-India slogans.

Authorities early Saturday moved in heavy police and paramilitary reinforcements into Baramulla, 54 km from Srinagar on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, to maintain law and order.

In adjoining Sopore town, which also witnessed protests after Friday prayers, restrictions have been enforced. Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed there as well.


Baramulla Tense After 12-Year Old Dies in Clashes


Srinagar | Oct 03, 2009

Situation in Baramulla town remained tense for the second consecutive day as people defied prohibitory orders and clashed with police, after a 12-year-old boy died allegedly in police action last evening.

The youths, demanding stern action against the erring policemen, took to the streets and pelted stones on police and paramilitary forces deployed in the town to enforce prohibitory orders, the sources said.

Irfan Ahmad Lone was yesterday killed and four others were injured when police resorted to baton charge and fired teargas shells to quell a demonstration in the town to protest the continuing house arrest of Geelani.

Geelani was placed under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar on September 9, a day after he was released on court orders after 95 days of imprisonment under Public Safety Act.

While police claimed that the boy died of a heart attack, locals allege that he was hit by a teargas shell on his head.

Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Lateef-e-Zeman Deva today ordered a magisterial inquiry in the alleged killing.

Superintendent of Police Baramulla V Kumar said police fired teargas yesterday when the mob tried to attack the local police station. One of the protesters was injured in the clashes, who later succumbed in Srinagar.

« As per initial reports the boy died of cardiovascular attack on the spot. But we are waiting for the final reports to initiate the inquiry, » Kumar said.

Restrictions imposed in India-controlled Kashmir town following killing of boy

SRINAGAR, India-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — Police imposed severe restrictions Saturday in Baramulla town of India-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a 12-year-old boy Friday during protest demonstrations, officials said on Saturday.

« The decision to impose restrictions is a precautionary measure to prevent situation from deteriorating further, » said a senior police official posted in the town.

On Friday, a boy was killed and six others suffered injuries during the clashes between police and stone-throwing youth in Baramulla, 52 km northwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir.

The clashes broke out after police prevented the people from staging demonstrations against New Delhi’s rule in the region and continued detention of senior separatist hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Police said hundreds of young Kashmiris came out from town’s mosques after offering Friday afternoon prayers and started shouting anti-India slogans and throwing stones on the police.

Locals said police fired teargas and used batons to disperse the protesters.

« A boy named Irfan Ahmad Lone was seriously hurt after a teargas smoke shell fired by police hit his head. Though he was rushed to Srinagar for treatment but he succumbed to the injury onhis way, » said Shafaqat Ahmad, a local resident.

The deceased boy was laid to rest in town’s graveyard late Friday night and hundreds of people attended the funeral procession.

Meanwhile, the situation in town was stated to be tense Saturday morning. At couple of places the youth are reported to have engaged police deployed in the town in pitched battles.

One dead, ten hurt in fresh protests in Indian Kashmir

2 octobre 2009

SRINAGAR, India — A 12-year Muslim boy was killed and ten others injured Friday in clashes between police and stone-throwing youths demonstrating against Indian rule in Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

They said hundreds of young Kashmiris emerged from different mosques after offering Friday prayers and started shouting anti-India slogans in the town of Baramulla, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of summer capital Srinagar.

Police fired teargas and used batons to disperse the protesters, who were chanting slogans such as « We want freedom! » and « Allah is great! ».

« A young boy was seriously hurt when a teargas cannister hit his head. He later died in Srinagar’s leading hospital, » a police officer said, asking not to be named as he was not authorised to talk to the media.

Residents set-up road blockades by burning tyres and wood blocks as the news of the protester’s death spread in the town.

Police also used force in Srinagar to disperse further anti-India protests near the main mosque, the Mughal-built Jamia Masjid.

Police and doctors said ten people were hurt, including two policemen, in Baramulla and Srinagar as protesters retaliated by hurling stones and bricks at the riot police.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the Muslim-dominated region, which is in the grip of a nearly two decade old insurgency against Indian rule that has so far left more than 47,000 people dead by official count.

Last year the scenic Himalayan region witnessed some of the biggest anti-India demonstrations. There have been more such protests over the alleged rape and murder of two Muslim women in the region since May when their bodies were recovered from a stream.


Baramulla (Hindi: बारामुला) is a City in the Baramulla District in the Indian-administered Kashmir valley. The name of the city is derived from the original Sanskrit name Varahamula (वराहमूल).

~ par Alain Bertho sur 3 octobre 2009.

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