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Legislator Rashid protests against civilian killings in J&K

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Published on 19 July 2016 7:57 PM GMT

Legislator Rashid protests against civilian killings in J&K
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Srinagar: Protesting against killings of civilians amid ongoing turmoil in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sheikh Abdul Rashid, along with other activists, on Tuesday held an hour-long sit-in on a remote road in Srinagar.

The MLA and others gathered near Press Enclave situated at the city centre and staged a peaceful sit-in outside closed shops, carrying picket signs and black flags.

The placards carried by the protesters read, “Stop Killing Kashmiris,” “Plebiscite is now the only solution of Kashmir issue” and “India is the largest non-functional democracy”.

Other highlights:

  • Rashid also carried a placard with a picture of an injured victim and it read, “India is bleeding Kashmir,” and “pellets shot at kids”.
  • Coming down on the Centre, the MLA said three more civilians including two women were shot to death by the army right after the Union home minister said the security forces were asked to exercise restraint while dealing with civilian protesters.

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