From New York Times: “Troops kill 5 Kashmiri protestors as unrest grows”
“Government troops fired into crowds of protesters Monday as tens of thousands of people across Indian Kashmir demonstrated their rejection of India’s rule over the predominantly Muslim region, police said. Five people were killed and more than 30 wounded.”
“Kashmiri Muslims have held massive street protests, attacked security camps with rocks and burned police stations. Government forces have responded by using live ammunition and tear gas to break up the protests against Indian rule.”
“Clashes erupted again Monday in dozens of places across the region, as protesters defied a round-the-clock curfew.”
“In Srinagar, troops announced over public address systems mounted on their vehicles that stern action would be taken against those violating the curfew.”
“However, hundreds of protesters came out on the streets in several neighborhoods, chanting ”Go India! Go back” and ”We want freedom.” Troops fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse the protesters, the police officer said.”
From Times of India: “15 dead in 4 days”
“Curfew remained in force in the entire Kashmir Valley on Monday which has been hit by a fresh wave of violence since Friday.
One person identified as Tariq Ahmed, who was hit by a teargas shell three days back in Bijbehara in south Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries last night, police sources said.
With his death, the total number of people who died in the Valley since Friday has gone up to 15 which includes eight persons who were killed in separate incidents yesterday.
Security forces maintained a tight vigil across all the ten districts in Kashmir to maintain law and order, the sources said.”
From BBC: “Four shot dead in latest protests“
“Four people have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir, as the worst anti-government violence to hit the disputed region in two years continues.
Demonstrators have been pouring onto the streets and attacking police stations, defying attempts by the authorities to enforce a curfew.
More than 30 people have been killed in the violence since early June.”
For reports on more killings, see: Kashmir Dispatch