December 15

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.