Thousands protest in Kashmir against killing of a teacher

November 14th, 2007 - 2:35 am ICT by admin  
Abdul Rashid Mir was allegedly shot down after he objected to army personnel’s harassment of women, who were accompanying him.

The incident allegedly took place when the deceased was passing through the Rawatpora forest.

After the bullet-ridden body was recovered, thousands of protestors came out on to the streets shouting slogans against army personnel.

They also pelted stones at the army personnel.

“We want accountability from the army. The guilty must be punished according to the provisions of law”, said Ghulam Mohamd Mir, father of the victim.

The protestors torched an army vehicle as well as a vehicle belonging to the executive magistrate in Rawatpora village in Kupwara district.

Meanwhile, the Army has initiated an investigation in to the matter.

Mohd. Tariq, an army personnel has been detained.

Police is also conducting an independent trial into the matter. (ANI)

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