Sheikh Imran Bashir
Srinagar: A 25- year old girl has killed when paramilitary CRPF troopers opened fire at Danderkah in Batmaloo on Tuesday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses said, the CRPF fired “without any provocation” killing a girl which is identified as Fancy on the spot. With Fancy’s killing the death toll in CRPF action in Batmaloo area since Monday has mounted to three.
According to them Fancy police shot at Fancy when she was watching protests in the area through the window of her room.
The eye witnesses say that Fancy received a bullet in her heart resulting in her on spot death.
Also violent clashes broke out between police and mourners on Tuesday at Maisuma here when police resorted to aerial firing to disperse the funeral procession of the two Batmaloo youth killed in CPRF action.
According to Agence India Press reports, hundreds of youth carrying the bodies of Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat and Fayaz Ahmed killed in CRPF action tried marching towards the Martyrs graveyard at Eidgah in old city. However, police and paramilitary CRPF troopers deployed there fired numerous tear smoke canisters and resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters, who retaliated with stones triggering clashes.
Angry protesters stopped the Ambassador vehicle near Rambagh Bridge in civil lines and asked its driver to come out. Before police could reach, protesters burnt the vehicle, police said.
Meanwhile, police resorted to teargas shelling and aerial firing to disperse the protest march led by the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday here.
Witnesses said, as soon as the procession reached near Khayam in Srinagar a huge contingent of police and CRPF fired tear smoke canisters and aerial shots to disperse the protesters.
The close aide of Mirwaiz, Shahid-ul-Islam, said that today’s procession was a part of the “Civil Disobedience” campaign announced by the conglomerate.
“Mirwaiz along with his supporters will stage a protest at Hawal and Alamgari Bazar tomorrow, and after that he will move towards district headquarters,” Shahid added.