A civilian was allegedly killed by the Indian security forces in the Sopore district of Kashmir, according to his family. Following the incident, pictures of the deceased’s grandson sitting on top of his dead body drenched in blood went viral on social media, triggering widespread condemnation
The killing of a 25-year-old civilian has triggered massive protests across central Kashmir. The security forces have responded by firing tear gas canisters and pellets, injuring scores of protesters
According to survivors, more than 250 people were killed in the firing.
According to the judicial commission report, those dubbed as Maoist insurgents and killed by the security forces in the 2012 Sarkeguda encounter, were in fact innocent villagers