Bandipore remembers 4 youth
Aloosa (Bandipore), Aug 13: Troopers of 15-Rashtriya Rifles had killed four unarmed protesters in this north Kashmir village on August 12, 2008, when they tried to march towards Pampore to mourn the death of the senior Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
Locals while recalling that fateful day said that hundreds of people took out a procession and starred marching towards
Pampore. “As soon as we reached near the camp of 15-Rashtriya Rifles troopers without any provocation resorted to indiscriminate firing killing four youth Mumtaz Ahmed Bhat, Ali Muhammad , Muhammad Shafiq Ganie and Mehrajudin Ganie all residents of Aloosa,” locals recalled.
They said 23 persons also sustained injuries in the firing.
Muhammad Ishaq, an eyewitness, said that one of the victims who fell to the bullets was not among the protesters.
“He was an electrician who had been called by the army to repair the transmission line of their camp. After bullet hit him he fell down from the pole and died on the spot,” recalled Ishaq.
Paying rich tributes to August 12, Martyrs an elderly person Ghulam Hassan said, “Sacrifices rendered by them won’t go in a vain.”
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:00:00 IST
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