Hundreds stage sit-in amid shutdown in Kishtwar against Kashmir killings

Muslims across the Kishtwar district are observing a shutdown today to protest against the Kashmir killings.
Hundreds stage sit-in amid shutdown in Kishtwar against Kashmir killings
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Muslims across the Kishtwar district are observing a shutdown today to protest against the Kashmir killings.

The shutdown call was issued by Islami Markazi Majlise Shaura Kishtwar which was announced by Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo.

The schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed.

Kitchloo along with supporters on Thursday staged a sit-in protest against the continued civilian killings at Bus Stand Kishtwar.

The protesters also carried placards with slogans like "Go-India-Go Back, "Stop Genocide", "Indian Media Stop Propaganda Against J&K."

"The government led by PDP-BJP has lost its credibility in national and international levels by not safeguarding the human rights in Kashmir," they lamented.

Imam Masjid Bunistan, Qari Manzoor said that they were protesting against the state and central governments over the civilian killings in Kishtwar.

He said that Indian government is using pellet guns for innocent Kashmiris, which is inhuman.

Kashmir has been on the boil after government forces killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, leader of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on July 8.

Fifty-two people have been killed and more than 5,000 wounded in protests that erupted after the killing of Wani.

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