During an Indian Army hunt to kill operation today in Shopian where they laid military siege to a town about 50 km from Srinagar, a young man named Sajad Ahmad Parray of Badrahama village was shot to death by Indian forces. Indian Army officials claim he was part of violent protests & was shot pelting soldiers, apparently with rocks, to disrupt the operation. They responded with live ammunition, pellets, & tear gas which caused his death & injuries to eighty other protesters. Informed Kashmiris claim he was working in his family’s orchard when Indian soldiers shot at him for target practice. Doesn’t matter if he was up in their faces with rocks in his hands. They have no rights to be in Kashmir, no rights to start shooting up a town, no rights to use live ammunition against unarmed protesters.

May he Rest In Peace. India out of Kashmir. End the occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.

(Photo of protest in Shopian from Kashmir Reader)