Répression meurtrière à Baramulla बारामुला – juillet 2010

Cops fire, kill one more protester in Baramulla


Jul 20, 2010

SRINAGAR: With street violence showing no sign of abating, one person was killed and several others injured when protesters in Baramulla clashed with the police on Monday evening.

Thirty-year-old Fayaz Ahmad Khanday was shot dead and scores injured when the police were forced to fire at a mob that turned violent while demonstrating with the body of 13-year-old Faizan Ahmad Buhroo, who allegedly drowned on Saturday after being chased by the cops.

In the last two months, 17 people, including Khanday, have been killed with law and order situation deteriorating sharply. With Khanday’s death, the administration is bracing itself for another spiral of street violence throughout this week.

The authorities fished out the body of Faizan Ahmad from Jhelum on Monday after he drowned in the river on Saturday evening. The residents of Baramulla thereafter marched with the body towards police headquarters which triggered clashes between protesters and the police, an eyewitness said.

The clashes between the protesters and the security forces were continuing in Baramulla until late Monday evening. Normal life was disrupted across the Valley on Monday which observed a general strike.

Police open fire on thousands of protesters in Kashmir; 1 dead, at least 14 wounded


19 07 2010

SRINAGAR, India — Police opened fire on thousands of Kashmiris taking part in a funeral procession Monday, killing one person and wounding at least 14, police and residents said. The shooting triggered violent clashes elsewhere in the restive Indian-ruled region.

Protesters wound through the streets in the town of Baramulla, carrying Faizan Burhoo, a teenager whose body was recovered from a river on Monday. Locals said he drowned after being chased by police during weekend rallies.

Officers shot into the crowd after some members of the procession tried to set fire to the house of the policeman accused in the boy’s death, said one police, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as he was not authorized to speak with media.

One man was killed instantly in the gunfire, he said. Three of the wounded were rushed to a hospital in Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir, in critical condition.

The mostly Muslim region, where resistance to rule by predominantly Hindu India is strong, has been under a rolling curfew for the past three weeks after anti-India street protests and clashes left at least 17 people dead.

The tension in the region — divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both — is reminiscent of the late 1980s, when protests against New Delhi’s rule sparked an armed conflict that has killed more than 68,000 people, mostly civilians.

Separatist politicians and militants reject Indian sovereignty over the Himalayan region and want to carve out a separate homeland or merge with Pakistan.

As the news of Monday’s shooting spread in the already tense town of Baramulla, thousands of other residents took to streets chanting slogans against Indian rule, some throwing rocks in clashes with government forces. Violence also erupted in some places in Srinagar and Pampore, a town to its south.

Though there was no government-imposed curfew across the region on Monday, most shops, schools and government offices remained closed and public transport stayed off the roads in response to a strike called by separatists.

~ par Alain Bertho sur 20 juillet 2010.

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