Afzal Hanging: One Killed, 6 Injured in J&K Protests
One youth died while six were injured in alleged security forces action in Kashmir during protests against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru.

Residents of Ganderbal area in central Kashmir claimed Tariq Ahmad Bhat and two others jumped into the river when they were chased by security forces.

A police spokesman denied the allegation, saying the youth drowned after a boat capsized on the river.

One youth managed to swim ashore, residents said adding another was saved by some persons.

However, Bhat could not be saved and his body was later fished out, they said.

The death of youth led to fresh protests in the area.

The police spokesman said six persons were injured in Watergam area of Baramulla district while "tackling" law and order situation.

He said two of the injured were critical and rushed to SKIMS hospital here for treatment while three were admitted to Baramulla district hospital.

The spokesman said one of the injured had been discharged after the first aid.

Although he did not elaborate on how the youths were injured, the residents alleged that security forces opened unprovoked firing on the protesters.

Sporadic protests were also reported from some parts of Srinagar city and south Kashmir Kulgam district.

However, there were no reports of anyone getting injured in the clashes with the security forces.

Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted of involvement in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was hanged yesterday and buried in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
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3/D-19
Feb 11, 2013
09:26 AM
R. Saroja
Bombay, India
2/D-17
Feb 11, 2013
09:19 AM

Given the Question being raised and the timing clearly points to political motive behind the execution.

Omar coming out with a statement asking if Rajiv and Beant killers will be executed as well,shows oppurtunism as well.

Congress is doing and has done the worst harm to the Nation by running with the Hares and hunting with the hounds.

The Genesis goes back to Babri Masjid doors being opened,Inaction against Togadia and Late Thackeray,failure to implement Sri Krishna Probe report on Mumbai riots as well.

By raising the bogey of Gujrat 2002 the Muslims are taken for a ride as if they have never been riots of the same magnitude.

Inspite of the Congress record the Muslims(jokers) have fallen over each other in aligning with the Congress to serve there personal interests.Then why blame x or y for anything.

The Abdullahs position on corruption and Jand K has been questionable and there statements cannot be taken seriously.

wrongone, chennai
1/D-11
Feb 11, 2013
06:54 AM

The curse of taking an innocent to satisfy the conscience of a population baying for the human blood can destroy an entire civilization.

www.thehindu.com/news/national/in-tihar-officials-feel-tinge-of-sorrow/article4400897.ece

Imran Ahmed Khan, Bangalore
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