One of the civilians killed in Sirnoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District has been identified as Aqib Bashir from Prichoo Pulwama.
Aqib, a class 8th student, was one of the seven civilians killed when forces resorted to firing upon protesters on Saturday morning.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that the body of Aqib was lying in the hospital bed for a long time as “unidentified” until a passerby in the Pulwama hospital came to check the face of the teenager, “The man upon checking the face fainted saying, Yi Chu myeoun Nechow (he is my son).”
At least Seven civilians were shot dead while sixty five others injured as Government Forces opened indiscriminate fire upon protesters in Sirnoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that youth in large numbers hit the streets as soon as gunshots were heard in the area.
Shouting pro Independence and Anti India Slogans, youth tried to march towards the encounter site, Forces in the area fired pellets, tear smoke shells and bullets upon the youth in which at least six people were killed and dozens injured.
Many of the injured were shifted to the nearby hospitals, however many youth at the fear of being profiled in the Police stations chose not to be treated at the hospitals, Locals from Sirnoo told The Kashmiriyat.
The slain youth have been identified as Shahbaz Ali, resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad and Tawseef Ahmad Mir of Urchersoo Pulwama district.