Data shows that post demonetisation – announced on November 9, 2016 – the number of fatal instances in Kashmir have in fact gone up.
Tanveer Ahmad Wani’s death, which the police and army say was in response to stone pelting, is the eighth killing in Beerwah since the 2016 uprising and has only added to the anger across Valley.
Sajad Ahmad, who was killed in an encounter in Budgam last week, went underground on June 29, had been making regular court appearances till then.
Yakub Ali was part of a protest held against alleged inclusion of Indian citizens in the doubtful voters list by the foreigners’ tribunals.
Tomorrow, the use of human shields could become standard operating procedure. Instead of the difficult process of flushing out militants by armed assault, the army could line up civilians and use them to breach a position.
The man, Hassan, already had two wives and after being judged an adulterer, was buried neck-deep in a hole and pelted with stones.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.
Friends and eyewitnesses insist the young men killed by the police in Kashmir during an encounter last week had not in fact been obstructing army operations in any way but were mere bystanders.
Ten incidents of stone pelting were reported from Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Awantipora and Sopore, said a police spokesman.
People were killed in retaliatory action by security forces after a group of protesters pelted stones at a CRPF vehicle in Kashmir, a police official said.