Jammu & Kashmir

Shopian and the fault lines

Print edition : March 16, 2018

Protesters throw stones at security forces during a demonstration against the firing by the Army in Shopian district on January 27. Photo: S. IRFAN/PTI

Policemen stop Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, to prevent him and his supporters from marching towards Shopian town on February 2. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

In Narapora village, funeral prayers for Rayees Ahmed Ganie, a young civilian who died in hospital from injuries sustained in the firing in Shopian, on January 31. Photo: AFP

The row over the death of two men when the Army opened fire in Shopian brings to the fore the rift within Kashmir’s ruling coalition.

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