The 12 years young boy killed after the gas shells and pellet guns fired by the security forces late Friday night to break up a protest in Srinagar’s Saidpora area of the old city earlier in the day. Although, the police claimed Junaid Ahmad was 13 years old but his family member is persisting he was just only 11.
Junaid was hospitalised to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences in a critical condition where he died. The situation in Srinagar continues to be tensed with most of the old areas of the city under curfew. On Friday, authorities had imposed curfew in many areas of Srinagar including Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, Meharaj Gunj, Maisuma and Batamaloo to stop a protest march called by separatists towards United Nations office in the city.
Forces swayed into action after mailing to United Nation’s observers by Hurriyat Conference representatives
The police officials said that the restrictions were also obligated in Sonwar to thwart people from marching toward UN office. Movement of vehicular and pedestrian towards the UN office was also restricted by the forces.
Wanting to resolve the interference and the issue of Kashmir from United Nations Military Observer’s Group, the people of the hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani mailed a memorandum to the world body in India and Pakistan due to this, the security forces swayed into action to prevent them.
What was in memorandum?
“Because we believe and understand that Kashmir dispute remains at the centre of the regional conflict, we appeal you to challenge the behavior of Indian State in Jammu Kashmir and urge it to stop this region of terror.
In the interest of regional and global justice we once again beg you to intervene and prevail upon the Indian state to shun violence and initiate for granting universally recognised Right to Self-Determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the memorandum read.
The separatist leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah continue to be either under house arrest or in custody. More than 90 people have killed and around 10 thousand injured in Kashmir’s interference between security forces and protestors since the killing Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in July.