Tensions hold India-administered Kashmir for 3rd day

Tensions are running high in India-controlled Kashmir for the third consecutive day, following the execution of a Kashmiri separatist by the Indian government, Press TV reports.

All the roads to Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar remained blocked on Monday, and hundreds of Indian security forces were dispatched to the volatile streets of the area.

On Sunday, a 12-year-old boy was reportedly shot by security forces. The Kashmiri boy died at Srinagar’s main hospital after suffering bullet wounds during a protest in the village of Watergam.

At least two other people have also been killed and several others wounded in recent clashes with Indian troops in the area.

Kashmiri separatist Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged in a jail near New Delhi on February 9 over his role in a deadly attack on the parliament in the Indian capital in 2001.

On Sunday, thousands of people in Kashmir held demonstrations to condemn the execution of Guru. Indian police clashed with the demonstrators.

Protesters also gathered in Muzaffarabad on February 9, burning the Indian flag and chanting slogans such as “Down with India,” “Down with India’s farce democracy,” and “We will continue Guru’s mission.”

Similar protests were also held in the city of Baramulla in India-administered Kashmir despite a curfew imposed by Indian security forces in some parts of the region.

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