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Killing Fields Of The Nation

A spurt in civilian killings casts a long, dark shadow on the increased counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir

Killing Fields Of The Nation
Hit In The Head | Photograph by PTI
Killing Fields Of The Nation
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2018-05-12T11:04:37+05:30

Just Numbers Now

  • 10 Militants killed in 10 days till May 6
  • 9 Civilians killed in 10 days till May 6
  • 15 Civilians killed in April
  • 65 Total number of people killed in militancy-related operations in the past four months, including militants and stone-pelting protesters

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Outside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar on Saturday, April 5, at about 10:15 am, personnel of the J&K Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) pounced on the body of a teenager, who had been mowed down by an armoured police vehicle when the forces were retreating from the Chattabal area after an enc­ounter in which three militants were killed. Doctors at the SMHS hospital declared the victim, 18-year-old Adil Ahmed Yatoo, “brought dead”.

The police described the incident at Noor­bagh in which Adil was crushed to death as a road accident. When a video clip...

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