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SRINAGAR: Indian paramilitary troops Thursday shot dead six people protesting outside a Border Security Force station in Kashmir, two police officers said.

The incident happened in Gool, 230 kilometres south of the main city of Srinagar, the officers said on condition of anonymity.

“It is mayhem. Six are dead and dozens injured. The death toll could rise further,” said one.

Protesters had gathered outside the Border Security Force (BSF) station to demonstrate against an incident involving troops at a mosque on Wednesday evening, witnesses said.

The troops had entered the mosque in Gool to complain about the loud recitation of prayers by worshippers during the holy month of Ramazan, the witnesses told AFP.

Worshippers gathered outside the security force station from early Thursday to protest at the incident.

“The BSF soldiers fired indiscriminately, downing protesters left, right and centre,” one witness who declined to be identified told AFP by phone from the nearby village of Dharam.

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Insha allha Jul 18, 2013 02:32pm

Thats good

atis Jul 18, 2013 03:45pm

These people and TTP of Pakistan do have many things in common in creating disturbance on anything and not amenable to civilized behavior. As per this new report the incident smacks of only such behavior.Thereafter TTP elements take over with support of people like Geelani,Mufti etc.

zahoor Jul 19, 2013 02:38pm

It always happen by deliberate attempt to thwart the inquiries into the involvement of intelligence agencies in fake encounters like recent attempt in Doda District for petty promotions and prime postings. The muslims should adhere patience in the month of holy Ramzan with peaceful protest.