Kashmir: Indian troops fire on protesters

Indian troops on June 21 fired on hundreds of protesters who threw rocks at security forces, surrounded an armored vehicle and tried to torch a paramilitary bunker in Srinagar, Kashmir. One protester was killed and at least five wounded. The incident began with a demonstration over the death of a 25-year-old man who succumbed to injuries a day earlier after being beaten by soldiers in a street protest the previous week. The demonstration swelled after the shots were fired, when hundreds more people poured into the streets, chanting, “We want freedom” and “Indian forces leave Kashmir.” (Daily Times, Pakistan, June 21)

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