Another protester dies in Indian Kashmir as toll hits 100

By AFP
Published: September 18, 2010

Kashmiri people shout anti-India slogans during the funeral of a Kashmiri youth, Fayaz Ahmad, in Srinagar September 18, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

SRINAGAR: Another protester was killed as fresh anti-India protests shook Indian Kashmir on Saturday, bringing the number of civilian deaths in a wave of unrest in the Muslim-majority region to 100.

One man was killed in Anantag town when police fired at demonstrators who started pelting stones when authorities retrieved the body of a man who drowned Monday when police allegedly chased him into a river.

“Security forces had to open fire to quell the violent demonstration,” a police officer told AFP from Anantnag, south of Srinagar, summer capital of Kashmir where a two-decade revolt has been underway against New Delhi’s rule.

Authorities also reported another young protester died in hospital Saturday after being injured earlier in the week when security forces fired on stone-hurling protesters in Srinagar.

So far, 100 protesters and bystanders, including children, have been killed since June, mostly by security forces firing on demonstrators who were pelting stones, pieces of wood and concrete, according to an AFP tally.

One policeman has also died.

The nearly daily intifada-like popular protests are the largest since the armed revolt against Indian rule erupted in Kashmir in 1989 and have confronted the world’s largest democracy with its biggest internal crisis.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • kashmiri says
    Sep 19, 2010 - 8:46PM

    Below are the comments of Indians, what they think about kashmir genocide.Can you imagine such people exist even today.

    Ramu (Srigudi)
    19/09/2010 at 08:40 pm
    Congratulations CRPF for hitting a century ..well done keep it up and wish you many more to come.

    KaranSingh (J)
    19/09/2010 at 08:36 pm
    Give the army a free hand to deal with these anti socials and anti antibnationals. Learn how chinas deals with its anti nationals,

    K K LAL (Mathura)
    19/09/2010 at 08:33 pm
    gud…102 anti-nationals deleted….gr8….dont get me wrong but india gave them every opportunity to shun violence…still they prefer to confront security forces…the normal people r getting killed while ppl like Geelani is given full protection.wake up so called ‘KAshmiris’ else ur own ppl wil eradicate ur species.watever u can do…..u wil never becum free from India…coz if u think an independent kashmir can exist,then u r dreaming as u wil be surrounded by China,Pakistan and India out of which,the 1st two wil suck u out of ur life slowly..

    Ajith (Bangalore)
    19/09/2010 at 08:12 pm
    Only 102? If it were a few lakhs Kashmir’s and eventually India’s problem would have solved permanently.

    rajesh kumar (jaipur)
    19/09/2010 at 05:47 pm
    stop counting death tole in kashmir. did you ever count how many hindus were killed there….how many hindus were shunted out of there…..how many sikhs are being victimised there….toi why are you so concerned about separatist muslims only

    Read more: Curfew clamped in all major Kashmir Valley towns, toll hits 102 – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Curfew-clamped-in-all-major-Kashmir-Valley-towns-toll-hits-102/articleshow/6583617.cms#ixzz0zzT6h6AfRecommend

  • Daubic
    Sep 20, 2010 - 2:15PM

    Mr. Kashmiri, I really feel sorry for you as an Indian Citizen for my Indian Brother. I would advocate that Indian Government is trying their best to ensure that things are handled smoothly and a solution be found for this problem. But the instigating force (separatist leaders) are pushing innocent lives into the problem and in the process they are succumbed.

    Have you by any chance, think for the following questions ever in your life time.
    1. Have any of the separatist leaders/their children getting killed in these incidents
    2. The separatist leaders are asking for youth to take stones for liberation, but why they are asking for Visas for their children in good colleges outside the country
    3. Why are these separatists always be a political leader from the background who could be get into the rule. All they need is power, when people don’t support them democratically, they take these routes and think on liberation, they would get their turn.
    4. Getting a separate country has its own set of problems, right from printing the currency to establishing them as a dignified country to the world. Do these separatist leaders have that futuristic visibility to march you towards dignity.
    5. Even when separated from India, Pakistan is waiting on the West, China is claiming a part from top, how can you survive being a small state.Recommend

  • Harish
    Sep 21, 2010 - 12:59AM

    @kashmiri

    i don’t see anything wrong in those comments…stop the hooliganism and you can find the solution…do you expect security forces to face your stone and sit quite begging in front of you kashmiri militants not to hurt them…do you sit quite if somebody slaps you….

    be practical…Kashmir was integral part of India, is integral part of India and will be integral part of India till this world lasts….hope u understand…don’t be emotional..be practical…focus on your growth…bring up your childrens in right sense, give them good education…lead a happy family…nobody restrict you to settle down anywhere in India…you have all the freedom…just come out of that shell and think broad…Recommend

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