India soldiers kill Kashmiri child in protests

Indian police shot dead a Kashmiri child in a fire on thousands of people protesting against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

India soldiers kill Kashmiri child in protests

 

Indian police on Saturday shot dead a Kashmiri child in a fire on thousands of people protesting against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

Indian forces wounded 25 demonstrators.

Muslim-majority Kashmir has been rocked by a series of pro-independence protests in the last six weeks and at least 22 people, mostly protesters, have been killed by security forces.

The authorities have imposed an on-and-off curfew in Kashmir, at the core of a dispute between India and Pakistan.

Fresh demonstrations broke out on Saturday, a day after four protesters were killed and 75 injured in day-long clashes between stone-pelting protesters and government forces.

A teenage boy was killed during Saturday clashes, said Mohammad Usman, a doctor at a north Kashmir hospital.

Locals say the protests are spontaneous.

Kashmiris believe that there are similarities with Palestinians because of occupations in their territories. Kashmiris see India as "occupier" as Israel.

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been killed since pro-independent moves grew against Indian rule in 1989.

The Himalayan region is at the heart of a decades-long dispute between India and Pakistan, who have fought two of their three wars over the issue since they won freedom from British rule in 1947.

Kashmiris see India as an “occupier” and accuse the ruling of systematic violations, killing dozens of civilians in Himalayan region.
 

Reuters

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