J & K: Protest Erupts Succeeding Two Shot Dead near Army Camp
A protest erupts in Rajouri , Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after two men shot dead near an army camp, reported PTI. According to the local residents, the firing incident took place around 6:15 am outside of alpha gate of Army camp. The murdered civilians were identified as Kamal Kumar and Surindar Kumar from the Rajouri district who were labourers at an Indian Army base, officials and residents said. The third person with them was wounded.
Succeeding this incident, the local residents came out in large numbers to protest and to demand a serious probe over the case. The protesting people emphasized that the Army had started the fire. Also ‘unidentified officials’ had told PTI that just after the incident, residents started to protest near army camp and threw stones.
Garu Saneha, Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) leader in Rajouri, said residents were ready to accept the army’s claim. However the army accused “ unidentified terrorists” are behind the open fire. The incident whipped up the street protest across the town and the protestors blocked Jammu –Poonch high way.
Mehabooba Mufthi, the former chief minister of Indian – administered Kashmir has pushed for an unbiased investigation into the incident. In 2019, the central government of India had implemented The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization act which lead the partition of Indian – administered – Kashmir into two federally administered territories; it had created a horrible atmosphere in the territory.