|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 19-July-2013, 3:12 PM | Message # 1|
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|Six killed in BSF firing, protesters block Jammu-Srinagar highway |
Six people have been shot dead and nearly 20 are reported injured in Kashmir in clashes with officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) this morning. Massive protests are being held on the 300-kilometre highway between Srinagar and Jammu, reports Press Trust of India, which says the highway has been closed.
Thousands of angry protesters in the Kashmir region took to the streets today after government forces were said to have killed villagers at an earlier protest.
Demonstrators in Srinagar, an Indian-administered region of Kashmir, expressed their fury at the fatal shooting of at least four people and the wounding of around 40 others by police.
Almost 1000 pilgrims have already reached Jammu from various parts of the country for the yatra. They have been lodged at CRPF camps for now.